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One Basin, One Governance Final Report;

Visit 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 

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


Events in the Basin...

RRBC 40th Annual Conference - January 2023

We are so excited to have celebrated this milestone with all of you!

Our 40th Annual RRBC Land and Water International Summit Conference was held January 17 - 19, 2023 at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

 RRBC 7th Annual South Chapter Holiday Fundraiser Gala - November 2022 

 was held November 17, 2022 at the Morris Multiplex

It was so exciting to celebrate another year of hard work and success in the Red River Basin!

We had an incredibly enjoyable evening of networking, great food, and entertainment! 

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, 1078 Red River Drive in Howden MB.

Presentations from Brian Mayes-City of Winnipeg Councillor, Morden Regional Water Resources (Pembina Valley Watershed District, Strategic Systems Engineering and City of Morden) and from Ted Preister-RRBC Executive Director. 

North Chapter Meeting;

Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm

held at East St Paul Municipal Office, 3021 Birds Hill Road in East St Paul MB.

Presentations from Danny Blair-Prairie Climate Centre and Shelley Napier-Napier Emergency Consulting.

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 Parade Outreach, Summer 2022

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!

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?"

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​​​Netley Marsh Restoration - Presentation,

by Gordon Goldsborough


You can find the full presentation of Dr. Gordon Goldsborough

on the Netley Marsh Restoration Pilot project.

This presentation was part of the consultation process for Peguis First Nation​.

More information at

Events In The Basin


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

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