Please join us on November 17th, at the Morris Multiplex,
to celebrate another year of hard work and success
in the Red River Basin!
We are so excited to be able to gather again
for an incredibly enjoyable evening!
Join us for an amazing evening of networking,
great food, entertainment, and more!
Looking forward to seeing you!
RRBC Annual Conference
"Registration Now Open!"
Please join us!
40th Annual Conference January 17 - 19, 2023
at The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We are so excited to be celebrating
this milestone with all of you!!
Click on the buttons below to register today!
Please visit our Annual Conference page, by clicking the button below, as we continue to update it with all of the exciting details!
Thank you to everyone who attended our South Chapter and North Chapter meetings!
A sincere thank you to all of our presenters;
Brian Mayes, City of Winnipeg Councillor
Cliff Greenfield, Pembina Valley Watershed District Manager
Santokh Randhawa, City of Morden Deputy City Manager-Operations
Danny Blair, Prairie Climate Centre Director of Science, and
Shelley Napier, Napier Emergency Consulting Managing Director
Also, a special thank you to both the RM of Ritchot and
the RM of East St Paul for hosting!
It was great to see everyone in person!
September 2022 - Chapter Meetings
Our Indigenous communities, within the Lake Winnipeg Basin area, have unique perspectives and different experiences surrounding water quality and water management.
As we understand, water is sacred.
The RRBC believes in the critical importance of partnering with First Nations and Tribal communities to share perspectives and work on common goals.
Visit www.onebasinonegovernance.com to learn more
about our One Basin One Governance project!
We are so very pleased to share that the Red River Basin Commission
has recently established an Endowment Fund and now those that wish
to donate to the RRBC, in Canada, can help us with our Vision...
"A Red River Basin where residents, organizations and governments work together to achieve basinwide commitment to comprehensive integrated watershed stewardship and management."
This fund, which is professionally managed by The Winnipeg Foundation,
will provide secure and stable funds for the RRBC to continue to move
forward - today, tomorrow and for many years to follow.
Interested in supporting the RRBC and making an online donation to our fund, please click on the following link
The Winnipeg Foundation
For other Donation opportunities basinwide, please see our Endowment page
City of Winnipeg
for their continued support of the Netley Marsh Renewal Pilot Project
We are so pleased to share the recent 16-0 vote to
increase their overall gift to the project to a new total of $161,000.00
Thank you to all that participated in our Silent Auction Fundraiser!
We, at the RRBC, also want to share a sincere thank you to Earl Simmons.
Although he is no longer with us, we are so grateful for his generous donation
of the Red River Valley Trade Route photographic art.
We are pleased to be able to fulfill his wishes of using this donation
to raise funds towards water education and water quality.
The Netley Marsh is one of Manitoba’s key ecosystems, but it’s disappearing. This area once having abundant life, vegetation, and wildlife is becoming a group of shallow lakes which no longer offers the benefits of a wetland. The Netley Marsh is thus a crucial ecological feature on Manitoba's landscape. It is vital to maintaining water quality of surrounding waters, including Lake Winnipeg, as the vegetation acts as a filter to remove large quantities of harmful nutrients from the water while providing habitats for aquatic and wildlife species.
Please help us "Save Netley Marsh"
A great summer to enjoy a parade!
It was so much fun to participate in and see everyone that came out to watch the Triple S Fair and Rodeo parade in Selkirk and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba "Islendingadagurinn" parade in Gimli!
Remember Lake Winnipeg needs a healthy
The Red River Basin
is a special place!
You can help us in our Vision!
"A Red River Basin where residents, organizations and governments work together to achieve basin-wide commitment to comprehensive
integrated watershed stewardship
RRBC 40th Annual Conference - January 2023
"Registration Now Open" Please join us!
Our 40th Annual RRBC Land and Water International Summit Conference - Jan 17 - 19, 2023
at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Get your tickets today! See our Annual Conference page for more details
We are so excited to be celebrating this milestone with all of you!
RRBC 7th Annual South Chapter Holiday Fundraiser Gala - November 2022
November 17, 2022 - Doors open at 5:00pm - Morris Multiplex
Please join us on November 17th, at the Morris Multiplex, to celebrate another year
of hard work and success in the Red River Basin!
We are so excited to be able to gather again for an incredibly enjoyable evening!
Please join us for an amazing evening of networking, great food, entertainment, and more!
Tickets available now!
Chapter Meetings - September 2022
We are so excited to share that, after two years of meeting virtually, we have returned
to gathering in-person for our Chapter Meetings. It was great to see everyone!
Thank you to everyone who attended, to all of our great presenters and
to both the RM of Ritchot and the RM of East St Paul for hosting!
South Chapter Meeting;
Monday, September 12th at 10:00am,
held at Howden Community Centre - located at 1078 Red River Drive in Howden MB.
Brian Mayes, City of Winnipeg Councillor
Morden Regional Water Resources;
Pembina Valley Watershed District
Strategic Systems Engineering
City of Morden
Ted Preister, RRBC Executive Director;
Activities in the Red River Basin
The Fargo Diversion Project
North Chapter Meeting;
Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm,
held at East St Paul Municipal Office
Located at 3021 Birds Hill Road in East St Paul MB.
Danny Blair, Prairie Climate Centre ;
What to expect with Climate Change
Shelley Napier, Napier Emergency Consulting;
Do Municipal emergency management plans need to consider climate change? Are you prepared?
Updating your emergency plan - the need of having an action plan to address extreme weather events.
Ex Officio and Board Meeting, September 8, 2022
RRBC's Annual Ex Officio & Board Meeting was held on Thursday, September 8th.
We again enjoyed a hybrid meeting - virtual and in person - at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, MN
Red River Partners Summer Tour and Meetings
August 23-25, 2022 in Grand Forks, North Dakota
The event kicked off with a dinner and social at the Boardwalk Bar and Grill on the evening of August 23 with presentations on historic flooding, current flood reduction and water quality restoration efforts, and future needs. We enjoyed a bus tour on August 24 and a half day training with MAWD update on August 25.
RRBC Board Meeting & Tour, May 25 - 26, 2022
At the end of May, in Selkirk, Manitoba, we enjoyed a Board Tour with options of several locations...
Floating Wetland in East St Paul, Selkirk's new Wastewater Treatment Plant,
Marine Museum of Manitoba and a tour of the Netley Marsh Renewal.
It was an awesome opportunity to gather, to visit and to, once again, meet "in-person"!
We celebrated World Water Day on March 22, 2022
It is a day to celebrate and raise awareness about water!
This year we again aired a number of awareness radio ads to bring attention to water issues and highlight the message; "What are you doing about protecting our water?"
RRBC Annual Conference - January 2022
"Rivers Divide and Rivers Unite - Together Again in 2022" - Our first hybrid conference was a great success!!
The 39th Annual Red River Basin Commission Land and Water International Summit Conference, was held January 11-13, 2022 in person at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota and many attendees joined us virtually! See the bottom of the Annual Conference page for highlights and pictures!
September Ex Officio and Board Meeting & Tour, September 1-2, 2021
RRBC's Annual Ex Officio & Board Meeting was held Wednesday, September 1st.
We enjoyed a hybrid meeting - virtual and in person - at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, MN
with the exciting Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Tour the following morning on September 2nd.
2021 Summer Tour - July 21, 2021
RRBC hosted a bus tour of select SWCD and Watershed District projects,
as well as some municipal and federal projects in the Red Lake Watershed District
and Thief River Falls areas on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Among other sites, we visited the Black River Impoundment, the TRF West Side Flood Damage Reduction Project, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Demrais/Hanson SWCD 1W1P Project.
It was a full day of great sites and information!
If you were not able join us on the Tour you can now watch it on our YouTube channel.
Click on the image below to enjoy the videos!
News in the Basin
Netley Marsh Restoration - Presentation, by Gordon Goldsborough
You can now find the full presentation of Dr. Gordon Goldsborough
on the Netley Marsh Restoration Pilot project.
This presentation took place on September 10, 2020 and it was
part of the consultation process for Peguis First Nation.
OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST;
Corps of Engineers begins winter drawdowns in Red River of the North basin
Click Here for the full article
Tile Drainage Municipal By-Law Template
A step-by-step guide to considerations to assist in creating their own Tile Drainage By-Laws. Click Here
Tile Drainage Webinars
What is tile drainage? Will it work for me? What about the watershed? Do we need a policy? Click Here
North Ottawa Nutrient Capture
Biomass Harvesting Video - Click Here