Community Engagement

SEAWA thrives on the efforts, knowledge, and interest of its stakeholders - all of us who live, work, and play in the SEAWA watershed. Together we build and strengthen relationships among different sectors - economic, social, and environmental. We educate, provide information, and promote awareness about watershed health. We create interest among stakeholders to join and/or support SEAWA in these various activities. Together, we find solutions to watershed issues we identified. A healthy watershed is essential to human health and well-being.

The SEAWA Model

SEAWA's community engagement activities tie directly in to our ability to expand our knowledge of the watershed. By getting the community involved in our stewardship work, we are able to learn and do more. Learn about SEAWA model for community engagement below:

The SEAWA Model (29.99 KB)

Watch SEAWA's video recognizing and promoting the importance of partnerships with landowners for riparian restoration projects:

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Cleanup Events

Each year, during spring (Earth Day celebration) and fall (National Forest Week and World Rivers Day celebrations) SEAWA organizes volunteer shoreline clean-up and/or invasive species removal events.

Field Tours

Field tours are part of SEAWA's educational activities, and serve to strengthen the knowledge learned from our publications.


SEAWA's educational publications are accessible here, as well as project reports, experiment results, and useful resources from other sources.

Educational Forums

Normally, SEAWA holds educational forums twice a year; in spring and fall. Announcements for upcoming educational forums are distributed through our mailing list. Presentations from previous forums are available here!

For Kids!

Here are some educational resources for children and youth:

Community & Partner Events

At community events, SEAWA has booths filled with educational materials, project information, natural specimens, and games for children. Additionally, SEAWA is involved in various events such as science fairs and nature walks.

Networking Events

SEAWA staff and members participate in conferences, workshops, summits, forums, webinars, and consultations to share knowledge, provide feedback and learn about water, watersheds, and environmental sustainability.

Social Media

SEAWA regularly provides updates of its activities and shares water, watershed, and environmental sustainability knowledge and news through social media using Facebook and Twitter. Follow us!


SEAWA was a recipient of the City of Medicine Hat's Community Spirit Award in 2019.