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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!

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Please visit our Annual Conference page, by clicking the button below, as we continue to update it with all of the exciting details!

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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

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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.

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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 

Thank you 
to the
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

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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.
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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
Netley Marsh!


 

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What is the Red River Basin Commission?

US Office:

1120 28th Ave. N., Suite C

Fargo, ND  58102

Ph:  701-356-3183

Canada Office:

203-1111 Munroe Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R2K 3Z5

Ph: 204-982-7250

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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
and management."
 
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RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Over 40 years of working together to achieve common goals for water protection and management within the Red River Basin.

LATEST EDITION:

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.

Presentations:

Brian Mayes, City of Winnipeg Councillor

  • Green Infrastructure

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.

Presentations:

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!

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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​.

More information at www.SaveNetleyMarsh.com

OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST;

Corps of Engineers begins winter drawdowns in Red River of the North basin

Click Here for the full article

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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

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Tile Drainage Webinars
What is tile drainage?  Will it work for me? What about the watershed?  Do we need a policy?  Click Here

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North Ottawa Nutrient Capture

Biomass Harvesting Video - Click Here