ABOUT THE SWIFT CURRENT CREEK WATERSHED STEWARDS

The Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards Inc. (SCCWS) is a primarily volunteer, not-for-profit corporation formed by local people in the Swift Current Creek and Rush Lake Creek Watersheds.

SCCWS Mission Statement: Enhance water quality and stream health of the Swift Current Creek Watershed by promoting awareness and understanding among water users

SCCWS Goals:
1. Educate users of the Swift Current Creek Watershed, on a continuous basis, about issues and impacts which affect water quality,
2. Monitoring water quality and riparian health to assist in co-operative solutions regarding water management issues,
3. Foster an attitude of individual responsibilty toward watershed stewardship

SCCWS is currently updating this website. We apologize for any inconveniences and will continue to add projects and updates, please keep checking back for more!

WE ARE ON YOUTUBE!
SCCWS is proud of our progess in the watershed and surrounding areas and we wanted to showcase some of the best!


Click on the icon to visit our YouTube Channel.

SAVE WATER AND MONEY!
Building or purchasing a rain barrel is not only helping your wallet on watering bills, but it is also conserving water for dry periods that we experience here in the Southwest! Best of all, rain water is actually better for watering your garden, potted plants, and grass than water from the tap!

Check out the simple Do-It-Youself video on how to build a rainbarrel. Also watch for SCCWS rain barrel building workshops in the spring!


SCCWS Rain Barrel Workshops


SCCWS has held "Build Your Own Rainbarrel Workshops" over the past five years. We have brought workshops to Swift Current and surrounding communities such as Herbert and Shaunavon. We supply all materials and prepare the barrels for you, and with the price at a fraction of buying a pre-made barrel, its easy and fun to do your own!

Get creative with building your own barrel! Add some colour and paint any design, you can even add a rain chain to enjoy during rainy days!

Be sure to watch the SCCWS website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for the next rain barrel building workshop near you!

CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY!
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) can threaten our native waterways and waterbodies. They outcompete native species, degrade and alter habitat, and often reproduce rapidly with no or few predators or controls.

AIS can spread easily from one water body to another by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer, canoes, kayaks, water toys, waders, lifejackets, livewell water, docks, anything that has been in contact with water! It is important that if you are travelling from one water body to another to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boats and other equipment! Never transoprt livewell water or live bait and/or fish parts.

For more information on AIS, which include Zebra and Quagga Mussels, please click this link:


  Information on Aquatic Invasive Species
SCCWS has been promoting the awareness and education around AIS and also monitor our waterbodies for Zebra Mussels by setting out traps in the summer to check if they are present. If you come across one of our monitoring traps, which are identified as property of SCCWS, please do not tamper or remove them. SCCWS has been placing traps at Lac Pelletier, Care Free Park, and Ferguson Bay. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our monitoring or if you have any questions or suspicions of Zebra Mussels.

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