Watershed Models

World Water Monitoring Day

Students take part in this global event and learn about water quality in their back yard.  Students collect water samples and perform simple tests to determine different water quality parameters.

Shelterbelt Studies

Students learn to identify various shelterbelt tree and shrub species and learn the values of shelter belts including control of wind erosion, distribution of snow, protection of yard sites for […]

Aquifer Education

Using an aquifer model, staff members teach about groundwater aquifers and touch on water movement through soils, risks of contamination and protection of aquifers.

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center

SRWD sponsors and funds this interpretive program provided by the interpreters from Oak Hammock.  A variety of programs teach students about wildlife, ecosystems, watersheds and even outer space.

Aquatic Studies

Hands-on activity that gives children an opportunity to go “Critter Dippin” in a local creek, pothole, marsh or lake.  This program familiarizes students with life in aquatic environments and their […]

Classroom Conservation

Schools are provided with $500.00 to purchase environmental resource materials for libraries or classrooms or to go on educational field trips. Funding is provided through a grant from Tundra Oil […]

Youth Speaking

Pipestone Sifton Scholastic Bursary

Students taking post secondary education in agriculture or natural resources are eligible for a $500 bursary. One bursary is awarded annually.

Land And Water Water Day

Each September students from schools within the Watershed District take part in a Land & Water Day at the Cherry Point Park.  Volunteers from Virden Collegiate, Manitoba Sustainable Development, Nature […]

Youth Competitions

MAW Youth Multimedia Competition Caring for our Watersheds Competition. High School students can identify an environmental concern within their watershed and come up with a realistic solution for an opportunity […]

CD Builder Award

The Turtle Mountain Conservation District (TMCD) Board nominated Murray Combs, former TMCD Provincial Appointee for the Manitoba Conservation Districts (CD) Builder Award.  Each year a Conservation District may nominate a person […]

Watershed District Award

Each year the Watershed District selects a farm family, group or individual to acknowledge those who demonstrate positive conservation principles and have undertaken conservation efforts over a number of years […]

River Watch Program

The River Watch Program provides leadership experiences for students, teachers and citizens, promotes community understanding of the importance of watersheds, and contributes to a greater understanding of baseline water quality […]

Southwest Manitoba Water Festival

The Souris River Watershed District in partnership with the Assiniboine Hills hold the Annual Southwest Manitoba Water Festival in Souris or Elgin, Manitoba. The goal of the Water Festival is […]


Envirothon is an annual hands-on environmental education competition for high school students, designed to encourage team work, problem-solving skills, and public speaking skills while fostering an appreciation for current environmental […]

On the Go Program

SRWD sponsors the On-the Go/Eco-Van Program instructed by the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.  Interpreters travel to the various schools to present a variety of educational programs for grades K […]

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