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2016 SK Municipal Awards - Regional Cooperation Award!

The Wallace Creek Watershed Association Board No. 11 (WCWAB) was officially incorporated in September 2013, as per the provincial Watershed Act. The WCWAB comprises an 11-member Board of Directors appointed from the municipalities within the Wallace Creek Watershed membership area (refer to the map below). The Board designated the AWSA as the newly formed Association’s administrator and project manager. Unlike the AWSA and provincial watershed associations, which were established through the Source Water Protection Planning Process by the Water Security Agency, the WCWAB is established under the Watershed Act. Consequently, it is regarded as a form of municipal government with the authority to collect funds from its members. Hence, for most projects undertaken by the WCWAB, each rural municipality contributes a proportionate amount based on the percentage of their area within the Wallace Creek drainage basin (refer to the map below). The WCWAB’s operational framework has proven highly effective, with significant progress made through completed endeavours.

2014 Water Excellence Award

The AWSA was awarded the prestigious 2014 Council of the Federation’s Excellence in Water Stewardship Award – Saskatchewan at the annual SK Association of Watersheds conference on March 20th. Canada’s premiers established this award to recognize the importance of water for both humans and the environment. It is presented in every province and territory in Canada. The award specifically acknowledges the AWSA’s remarkable efforts in helping agricultural producers make their operations more environmentally friendly through the Agri-Environmental Group Plan program. This program was available from 2009 to 2013 under Growing Forward. The AWSA received over 1400 project applications, covering more than 1400 quarter sections of land, with a total project cost exceeding $9.3 million.

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