Our Watershed. Our future. Ours to protect.

News and Upcoming Events

15th Annual General Meeting - June 23, 2022

At the Kinuso Seniors Center, Kinuso, AB from 2:30 to 5:30, with Dinner to follow. 
Please register to attend so we have accurate numbers for catering. Register HERE 

Agenda includes:
Highlights of the past year, LSWC projects, financial presentation, presentation of 2022 bursary, Board of Director elections. 

Director positions open for nomination:

  • Agriculture Sector
  • Agricultural Sector Alternate
  • Oil and Gas Sector Alternate (1yr)
  • Forest Sector
  • Forest Sector Alternate
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Non-Government Organizations alternate
  • Member at Large alternate (1 yr)
  • Cottage Owners/Country Residential
  • Cottage Owners/Country residential Alternate
  • Tourism and Economic Development
  • Tourism & Economic development alternate
  • Angling and Recreation
  • Angling and Recreation Alternate

Interested individuals must be a current LSWC member. Membership form HERE
A Board of Director Nomination Form must be completed and submitted before close of nominations at the AGM. BOD Nomination form HERE
Potential directors must support the goals and objectives of the organization, and be able to fulfil the responsibilities of a Director. 

LSWC Society Bylaws HERE



LSWC Bursary Fundraising!

In addition to donations made by the families of Brian Elliott and Brian Rosche we are selling rain barrels made using repurposed soap drums from Bim's Carwash in High Prairie!

By upcycling these drums we are helping to reduce waste in our community, and as rain barrels are great for conserving water. We think it's an awesome way help the environment! Rain water can be used to water your garden or lawn, and it minimizes the run-off of fertilizers and other pollutants keeping our water cleaner and keeping pollutants out of our storm drains! Did you know that the rain water and run off that enters our storm drains is not treated before it enters natural waterways? Help mitigate the effects of storm water run off by capturing and using your rain water with a rain barrel! 

Each rain barrel costs $70, and proceeds will go towards funding our bursary! The LSWC accepts cash or cheques (payable to the Lesser Slave Watershed Council). We ask that you pick up your orders from our office, located at 4833 52nd Ave. High Prairie, AB., by appointment ONLY. We often work in the field and ask that you make an appointment to ensure we are at the office for pick-ups. 



If you are interested in purchasing one of our rain barrels, please contact us to place your order:

email: [email protected]             phone: (780) 523-9800

Direct Message us on Facebook

LSWC's Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary 

Applications Due June 1, 2022 

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) works to improve and maintain a healthy watershed through education, planning and implementation of shared initiatives in support of communities and ecosystems throughout the region. In October 2020 donated funds made in memory of LSWC founder board members Brian Elliot and Brian Rosche, would be made into a bursary for watershed residents. Recognized for their abilities to bring about the best in others, and engage with others in the protection of our region’s waterways, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Rosche’s work has been memorialized through this bursary.

More information and Bursary application can be found HERE 

The bursary is funded by donations. Want to donate to help shape the future of young minds? Donate here, or contact the LSWC office for alternative ways to donate. The LSWC is a registered charity, donations greater than $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. 

Past Recipients

2021 Bursary Recipient: Sarah Cairns

We are so happy to award this bursary to Sarah!

She is currently attending Olds College, pursuing a Land and Water Resources Diploma, with a double major in Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning and Land Reclamation and Remediation which she plans to complete in 2022. After her time at Olds College, Sarah plans to transfer to the University of Alberta and complete a Bachelor of Environmental Science with a major in Conservation Biology. We wish her the best in her studies!

Board Members George Keay and Nona Elliott, alongside the LSWC Executive Director Meghan Payne were delighted to present the bursary to Sarah at the LSWC office on June 25th, 2021.


Left to right: Director George Keay, Director Nona Elliott, Phil (Our Watershed Mascot), Sarah Cairns, LSWC Executive Director Meghan Payne


LSWC Calendar!

The new LSWC 2022 wall calendars are in! Want a copy of your own? Stop in at the LSWC office or get in touch with us for a copy of your very own!
Email [email protected], direct message us on social media, or call at (790) 523-9800! 

Become an LSWC member

Receive updates, news letters, project reports and vote at the AGM- Click here