The SRRWD plans and undertakes projects within the Watershed District aimed at the long-term sustainable use and management of land and water resources. The district is made up of three (3) watersheds, including the Seine River, Rat River, and Roseau River.
The SRRWD offers programs based on the priorities within each sub-watershed area. A full list of the SRRWD programs can be viewed here.
The SRRWD staff organizes and oversees the programs which are proposed by sub-district members and landowners within the Watershed District. SRRWD staff is always willing to discuss potential projects with District residents. All landowners within the SRRWD boundaries have equal opportunity to apply for the SRRWD programs. Program application forms are available at the SRRWD office, or for download from the Funding page.
The SRRWD staff continually search out partnership and external funding opportunities for special projects. External funding for specific projects is a great way to supplement the SRRWD budget and complete more projects.
The SRRWD utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software to assist with project planning and analysis. The GIS can spatially and graphically display an endless amount of land and human related information, such as aerial photography, land-use, soil type, highways, livestock sites, rivers, drainage channels, etc. There are multiple benefits in having the ability to create customized GIS maps and use them in watershed management planning.