WUQWATR Updates & TrashTag Challenge

SK, Regina – Wascana & Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) is a not for profit organization located in Regina, that has served 23,443 square kms of watershed for the past 10 years. 2019 is turning out to be eventful, with many accomplishments already taken place, and more on the way!

During the annual Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) Conference, held in Moosomin SK, in April 2019, the Co-op Refinery was presented with the Watershed Stewardship Award for their Water Improvement Program (WIP). WUQWATR nominated the Co-op Refinery for the award because of all their environmental efforts with WIP. WIP builds on that commitment by giving the refinery the capability to reuse its wastewater for steam production – the only refinery in North America with that capability

“We believe that lasting success comes from making smart choices about our stewardship of the environment and how we manage our resources. Our Wastewater Improvement Project builds on that commitment,” said Gil Le Dressay, FCL’s Vice-President of Refinery Operations.

WUQWATR also took part in a Provincial Poster Contest, with a grand prize of $1000, judged at the SAW Conference. Each watershed (10 in total) submitted 1 poster to be judged for the prize. The winning poster was from Yorkdale School in Yorkton, SK (Assiniboine Watershed). This year’s theme was titled wetlands and wildlife showcasing artwork from grades 5-7 students around the province. 

WUQWATR is excited to announce that they have decided to take part in the popular #TrashTag Challenge! On May 25, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. WUQWATR is looking for volunteers to help clean up waste around Wascana Lake. Meeting at the Rowing Club, volunteers will walk around the shoreline and paths to clean up any garbage or recyclables they see. Each volunteer will be entered for a prize draw, with prize donations from SaskEnergy, SGI, Regina Pats, SaskTel, Sherwood Co-op, and SaskWater. All ages are welcome! Contact Courtney at 306-529-3210 or courtney@wuqwatr.ca if you are interested in joining the #TrashTag Challenge.