Become a Member

Click HERE to contact the NSRBC about joining as a member. Membership Forms are available by clicking this link: Download membership form

Our current 2017 members are:

 

Rural Municipalities:

RM of Canwood

RM of Douglas

RM of Great Bend

RM of Mervin

RM of Meeting Lake

RM of Prince Albert

RM of Turtle River

 

Communities:

Town of Dalmeny

Town of Turtleford

Town of Radisson

Village of Canwood

Village of Laird

Village of Maymont

Resort Village of Cochin

 

First Nations:

 

Members in 2016:

 

Rural Municipalities:

RM of Britannia

RM of Buckland

RM of Douglas

RM of Duck Lake

RM of Frenchman Butte

RM of Great Bend

RM of Manitou Lake

RM of Meota

RM of Mervin

RM of Prince Albert

RM of Turtle River

RM of Meeting Lake

District of Lakeland

 

Communities:

Town of Turtleford

Village of Maymont

City of North Battleford

Village of Medstead

Village of Canwood

Resort Village of Aquadeo

 

First Nations:

Mistawasis First Nation

 

Your Benefits as a NSRBC Member:

Water affects everyone. So everyone should have the chance to be involved with protecting it. As non-profit organization our goal is to reduce the amount and impact of by-products from private, agricultural, municipal and industrial activities on our water. So, when it comes time to clean this water for our use we save time and money.  The opportunities to gain in source water protection are vast. The projects we are looking for include:

Decommissioning Abandoned Wells: Unused wells can be a liability for both safety and health.  Anything and everything can enter the well (animals, chemicals, feces) and get deposited right in the heart of our ground water, potentially contaminating other active wells in the vicinity. Benefits: Avoid direct hazards i.e. children falling into old wells. Remove risk of ground water contamination, which can be a costly problem if you rely on well water. NSRBC can help cost share projects and assist with additional funding applications.

Wetland Restoration: Wetlands filter tremendous amounts of water, holding back chemicals, excess nutrients, sediments and other things from entering water bodies that are the sources we use for our water, i.e. ground water or rivers. If you know of a site that could be regenerated into wetlands, we can assist in pursuing funding to complete this. Benefits: Water filtration: Helps reduce the cost of municipal and private water processing. Habitat: Will attract wildlife, fowl, etc. and is attractive for tourism and hunting. Water Cache: In wet years, wetlands can hold water back from running into ditches and onto other valuable property. This can help reduce the costly impacts of flooding. In dry years they are a valuable source of water.

Fish Habitat Restoration: Stream bank erosion can consume a significant amount of land over time. This can threaten infrastructure and other valued assets (farm land or access routes) particularly during high water events. Not only does this directly affect our investments but eroding sediment can have dramatic impacts on fish habitat and spawning areas never mind those communities that use river water for municipal supplies. We are actively pursuing opportunities to partner on projects such as securing banks and re-establishing fish habitat. If you know of a sensitive area or an erosion site, let us know. Benefits: Securing banks from eroding can offer protection to valuable infrastructure and secure land and assets from being lost. This keeps sediment out of the water which reduces the treatment costs and increases the quality and safety of water for communities that use surface water as a source. Improving fish habitat also improves water quality which reduces the costs of treating water. Advocating for fish habitat is an asset for attracting tourists and increased fish populations benefits sport fishermen.  

 Other benefits of being a member of the NSRBC:

  • Priority for investments in your community
  • Access to funding for source water protection projects
  • Resources to raise awareness about water conservation or other topics, i.e. school presentations with hands-on ground and surface water models
  • Administration assistance for larger projects
  • Advise of grants and assistance in the application process
  • Networking Resource to a number of agencies and organizations