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Watershed Stewardship Grants

The Watershed Stewardship Grant Program provide community organizations in Alberta with funding to projects helping to ensure a safe, secure drinking water supply, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and reliable quality water supplies for a sustainable economy. 

Stewardship and synergy groups, naturalist organizations, First Nations and Metis communities, recreational and community associations, and other non-profits can apply for assistance with projects aiming to enhance, protect, or restore Alberta's valued water resources. 

Made possible with funding from Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, this investment in community-based stewardship has provided the foundational support for groups to make a difference within their local watersheds. Funds received from the Grant Program have enabled stewardship groups to engage in community-based projects that focus on:

  • Increasing the awareness and understanding of local watershed issues.
  • Demonstrating, testing or displaying various watershed management options.
  • Building membership and organizational capacity.
  • Measuring and reporting on environmental and social indicators of watershed health.
  • Developing management plans for and engaging in physical, on-the-ground activities to improve the condition of local watersheds and water bodies.

The projects are diverse; ranging widely in their objectives, complexity and size, but all have meaningful impact within their respective watersheds. From public forums, workshops and other coordinated outreach efforts, to riparian assessments, habitat improvement and naturalization activities, the projects supported by the Grant Program represent an ambitious assortment of local programs, presentations, and initiatives that have contributed significantly to the stewardship of Alberta’s precious water resources.

For more information and to apply, visit the Land Stewardship Centre website at

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