The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance Society is a registered not-for-profit society. As one of the eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPAC) in Alberta, it receives an annual grant from the provincial government to meet basic cost of operations – an office, administrative/ overhead costs, and two permanent employees. Wage subsidies provided through the Government of Canada or non-government organization programs allow for the temporary employment of youth (summer students and/or interns).
SEAWA’s watershed projects and educational work rely on outside funding from grants and donations.
To see us in action, watch our video:
Cash donations are welcome, as are donations of
field tools (tree planter shovels, trash pickers, pruning shears, buckets), scientific
equipment (portable field meters and sampling equipment), supplies
(work gloves, latex gloves, sun hats, goggles, materials for building shrub cages), laboratory
space, storage space, and expertise. Contact us for more information.
Additionally, you may like to grow your own trees or shrubs to be planted at our sites. This can be done by harvesting native seed and growing it, or by propagating cuttings of native trees or shrubs. Propagation through cuttings is very easy to do outdoors in the spring and summer, or indoors year round! SEAWA is always happy to accept young plants such as these, and will utilize any donated native plants in our restoration projects.
Learn more about native plant propagation here!