The West Interlake Watershed District (WIWD) completed many projects over the past seven years.
The WIWD Well Water Protection program is designed to assist watershed residents with the protection and restoration of drinking water sources. Specific drinking water protection projects that the WIWD are involved in include: Abandoned Well Sealing, Flowing Wells and Well Head Protection.
The Winter Off Site Watering System Program is designed to assist landowners to relocate winter feeding sites of livestock away from the main water source.
The Forage Seed / Seed Protection Assistance Program and Sod Seeding Assistance Program are designed to assist landowners in protecting marginal or erosion prone areas by establishing a permanent forage cover. These Programs are ultimately enhancing agricultural productivity and encouraging efficient land management.
The Riparian Management Program is designed to assist landowners in the protection and restoration of riparian areas along waterways in an effort to reduce sediments and nutrients entering our water, to reduce stream bank erosion, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve herd health and create a safe environment for livestock.
In addition, the WIWD has on an annual basis been offering a Community Tree Nursery Program in which applications are filled out and submitted at set dates in the autumn. Seedlings are procured and maintained by Sabados Greenhouse until pick-up date the following spring.
You can view maps with locations of completed projects here