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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"

It is unfortunate, that at this time we need to POSTPONE
this North Chapter meeting. 

We look forward to sharing these excellent
presentations with you AT A LATER DATE.
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Please Stay Tuned!
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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!

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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We are 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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You can make an online donation to our fund at The Winnipeg Foundation

For other Donation opportunities basinwide, please see our Endowment page 

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Click on the button below to
visit our Annual Conference page
for highlights and pictures
from this year's Conference

     "Save the Date"
for the 40th Annual Conference
     January 17 - 19, 2023

     at The Fort Garry Hotel, 
     in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Online registration for the RRBC Land and Water International Summit Conference
coming soon!

Our Conference Planning Committee is working on celebrating this milestone with all of you!!

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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The Ripple Effect


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



News in the Basin

Chapter Meetings


It is unfortunate, that at this time we need to POSTPONE

this North Chapter meeting. 

We look forward to sharing excellent  presentations, 

from Hank Venema, Strategic Systems Engineering

and Shelley Napier, Napier Emergency Consulting

with you AT A LATER DATE. 

We recently, on June 22nd, 2022, held our South Chapter Meeting

with two great presentations!

We were pleased to have Hon. Doyle Piwniuk,

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

provide an update on Manitoba flooding and

infrastructure projects for 2022 and

Innovantage Canada presenting on

"Maximizing your Lagoons Capacity" and

"Phosphorus Removal and Recovery meeting Provincial Standards".


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 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 Annual Conference page for highlights and pictures!

"Save the Date" for our next Annual Conference Jan 17 - 19, 2023

at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This will be our 40th Annual RRBC Land and Water International Summit Conference!!

Our Conference Planning Committee is working on celebrating this milestone with all of you!!

September Ex Officio and Board Meeting & Tour, September 1-2, 2021

RRBC's Annual Ex Officio & Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 1st, starting at 12:30 pm.

Hybrid meeting - virtual and in person at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, MN

with the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Tour the following morning on September 2, 2021.

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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​​​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


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