Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin

Founded in 1993 by Meewasin, Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB) promotes stewardship and sustainability of the Saskatchewan River Basin, an international watershed stretching over the three Prairie Provinces and a portion of Montana. More than 3 million people live within the basin which includes the North Saskatchewan, Red Deer, Oldman, Bow, Highwood, South Saskatchewan, Battle, Saskatchewan, St. Mary, and Carrot Rivers.

Their focus is the Basin itself, however programs are most often delivered to all areas of the Prairie Provinces. To date, PFSRB has delivered over 20 major educational and informational projects. Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin continues to strive for excellence, maintaining that their primary client is the River.

PFSRB is governed by a Board of Directors with members from the three prairie provinces. For more information on PFSRB please visit their website.

Since 1999, thousands of Canadian youth have participated in the Yellow Fish Road™ program, learning about their water supply. Painting the storm sewers with yellow fish and distributing the fish-shaped yellow brochures is a reminder of the importance of clean water and the proper disposal of hazardous waste. The program reinforces the concept that whatever goes into the storm sewer flows directly into the river.

Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin, Meewasin Valley Authority, and the City of Saskatoon would like to thank all past participants in the Yellow Fish Road™ program. This program reminds us that what goes down our storm drains directly impacts our river and wetlands.

Program Descriptions 

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM please contact Jamie Harder, Meewasin’s Interpretive Programs Coordinator at:

The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program is an environmental educational competition that encourages creativity and rewards students for the solutions they identify. CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS partners with communities to create focused solutions to local watershed issues. Each year Nutrien invites students to submit proposals that answer the question: “WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE YOUR WATERSHED?” This program rewards the students and the schools who submit the most creative, thought-provoking, and innovative ideas. Implementation funding and community mentorship is available to turn the students' ideas into realistic solutions! This program is open to all students in Grade 7-12 in Saskatchewan. Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin is the coordinator for this program in Saskatchewan. For more information on how you can get involved you can visit Caring for Our Watersheds or email The Caring For Our Watersheds program is open to Grade 7-12 students in Saskatchewan. Now you can connect with the watershed group in your region to learn more about the Caring for our Watersheds program and access local resources!

2019 Caring for Our Watersheds

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, and volunteers who participated in the 2019 Caring for our Watersheds competition. In a verbal competition on May 4, 2019 at Prairieland Park, the Top Ten entries presented their project ideas on how to improve their local watershed. Rafay Ahmed, Josh Bell, and Saabir Yousuf from Greystone Heights School took home first place with their plan to eliminate single-use plastics in their school. They are also organizing a riverbank cleanup for this spring. Each of the Top Ten contestants won a cash prize plus a matching cash prize for their school, with over $12,000 awarded in total. Along with the cash prizes, Nutrien Inc. has also provided $10,000 to help the students implement their ideas. Turning ideas into realistic solutions is the key to improving our local watersheds. Thank you to Nutrien Inc. for their sponsorship of this valuable program. Click here for more information.
Final Place Award Student Name (s) Proposal Name School
1 $1,000 Rafay Ahmed, Josh Bell, and Saabir Yousuf No Plastic Is Fantastic Greystone Heights School, Saskatoon
2 $900 Shaun Vorster The Soda Tap! Montgomery School, Saskatoon
3 $800 Lauren Wright Bees For Our Watersheds Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Saskatoon
4 $700 Renée Lichtenwald and Odessa Schlosser Robbie’s River Rescue St. George School, Saskatoon
5 $600 Dishita Emayan and Cindy Li Plan Bee Greystone Heights School, Saskatoon
6 $500 Sabri Bhargava and Gabrielle Corbett-Mills The Garbage Gobbler Brunskill School, Saskatoon
7 $450 Rachel Grasby and Peytin Johnson Community Recycling Venture Heights School, Martensville
8 $400 Mary Elegino, Abrianna Primavera, and Ella Rutera Tainted Paint St. Kateri Tekakwitha School, Regina
9 $350 Dilsher Braich, Alex Huang, and Huy Nguyen Locomotion Buddies Colette Bourgonje School, Saskatoon
10 $300 Crystal Lennox Vertical Hanging Gardens Lord Asquith School, Asquith