Category Archives: General

2015 RM Well Water Testing Days March 27th, 2015

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The SEINE-RAT RIVER CONSERVATION DISTRICT will be assisting residents who would like to have their private WELL WATER tested for the presence of E.coli
and Coliform bacteria for $21.26 (tax incl.) per sample, ONLY cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to: Horizon Lab Ltd.
Water bottles & application forms can be picked up in advance at your RM office; however, water samples must be taken on the same day of the drop-off and submitted
with completed application and chain of custody forms prior to 11:00 am (and prior to 10am in Vassar) on the first Thursday of each month throughout the summer:

May 7th, June 4th,  July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd

Drop-off locations:
SRRCD office, 123 Simard St. – La Broquerie
R.M. of Ste. Anne office, 395 Traverse Road – Ste. Anne
R.M. of Hanover office, 28 Westland Dr. – Steinbach
R.M. of DeSalaberry office, 466 Sabourin St. – St. Pierre-Jolys
Town of Niverville office, 86 Main St. – Niverville
R.M of Taché office, 1294 Dawson Rd. – Lorette
R.M of Ritchot office, 352 Main Street – St. Adolphe
R.M of Stuartburn, (SRRCD office), 108 Main Street N – Vita
R. M of Franklin office, 115 Waddell Ave. East—Dominion City
R.M of Piney office, 6092 Boundary St. – Vassar

Feel free to contact the SRRCD office for details:
La Broquerie (204) 424-5845 Vita (204) 425-7877

Summer 2015 Job Opportunity with SRRCD February 24th, 2015

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Seine Rat River conservation District is seeking two people to work full time between May and the end of August, assisting with our programs to protect and enhance soil and water quality in south-east Manitoba. The positions are a great opportunity to find out more about the work of the conservation districts and to better understand the challenges to sustainable land and water use in Manitoba.

Details of the position may be viewed here.


Increasing Watershed Awareness- Free Pancake Breakfast July 22nd, 2014

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You are invited to enjoy a free pancake breakfast and at the same time learn more about SRRCD, our projects and how you can help protect soils and water in south east Manitoba.

We’ll also be launching our new “Conservation Auction”, a project that partners with local landowners to reduce the impacts of flooding and capture the nutrients that are harming Lake Winnipeg.

We hope to see you on-

Wednesday July 23rd, 7:30-10 AM, Giroux Hall, Giroux


Friday July 25th, 7:30-10 AM, Friendship Centre, 226 Home St., Vita

How Much is a Healthy Watershed Worth to You? July 21st, 2014

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The Seine Rat River Conservation District (SRRCD) is running a conservation auction for surface water to promote ecological goods and services (EG&S) such as surface water retention and nutrient capture.

The program is based on a  bidding process (Conservation Auction). In this voluntary process, landowners submit a proposal (or bid) to either establish a  Conservation Agreement (CA) and/or a Beneficial Management Practice (BMP) agreement on their land. Bids are evaluated to maximize the environmental benefit that can be achieved with the available funding.

The conservation auction is a new  approach for the SRRCD to delivering funding to landowners:

  • Does not rely on a first come first serve process
  • It allows for landowners to identify the amount of funding they require to complete their project
  • Uses a scientific method to evaluate projects
  • Bidding encourages fair and equitable competition for funding

The goal of the conservation auction is to generate the best watershed outcomes for the investment.

To launch the conservation auction program SRRCD will be holding two pancake breakfasts;-

  • Wednesday July 23rd, 7:30-10 a.m., Giroux Hall, Giroux
  • Friday July 25th, 7:30-10 a.m., Friendship Centre, 226 Home St., Vita

If you can’t make it to ether of these we’d still like to hear from you. Call us at La Broquerie 204-424-5845 or email Jodi Goerzen for more information.