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Winter Is Upon Us!! 

Busy season sourcing project ideas for next year,  and working with external partners to help us make them happen. If you have project ideas please check out our Programs Page  ,give us a call or send us an email.



Manitoba Hydro's Forest Enhancement Program Awards our District Funding For Two Sites in 2015


The UARCD is pleased to announce that we received funding for two tree planting projects within our district for 2015. The sites are Hamiota Waste and Recycling Depot, and Birtle Main Street, and Lions Dog Park enhancements. 


Last year we successfully completed 2 FEP projects: one in St. Lazare (Cemetery) and one in Virden (Goulter School).


Portion of the St. Lazare Cemetery Project


Applications are accepted each year from July 1 to November 1. If you would like the CD to help, we have been successful partnering with Manitoba Hydro for many years, so if you have an idea in mind give us a call at the office. You can't get the funding if you don't ask or bring a project forward! Changes to the FEP are pending but still please call us for updates.

Fall Community Planting in Miniota: Thanks CN EcoConnexions for Funding and Communities in Bloom for Assistance

Launch Event: Students and Dignitaries

      Another community planting was completed this fall in the community of Miniota. Funding was secured through CN’s  “EcoConnections From the Ground Up Program” administered by Communities In Bloom. Again we engaged the youth in the community to come out learn about the benefits of trees planting in the watershed context, we planted at three locations: The Miniota School and two areas near the Recreational Centre and ball diamonds.



It's a goal: Miniota School site!

In this project the municipality supplied equipment and time to prepare the sites. Conservation staff found funding and wrote grants, completed design and supported planting with help from staff and students from The Miniota School.. At the launch event we were pleased to host the President of Communities In Bloom, Raymond Carriere, local CN representative, Duncan Lelond, and municipal dignitaries, Olive McKean, Linda Clark and Rusty Still. Thank you to all of our partners. 



     Construction for the Season and other Projects

We have been working hard to get all of our fall water retention projects done. We have completed new construction at 4 sites. We are finally getting a to do list where sites have been identified, surveyed, licensed and ready to go if funding permits and the environmental benefits are there. We are always looking for new water retention ideas, so if you have an idea please give us a call. 

CD staff has worked hard to complete 5 erosion control projects of different sizes. Locations were from our headwaters near RMNP to the bottom end of our district near the Assiniboine River in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. 

Surveying for the year has included to date 26 different sites for our projects, municipal  surveys throughout the district and beyond at several sites where we have been contracted by other organizations.

Maintenance of our Detco trial sites was also completed this season. Dam repairs from last years flooding have been started and will be finalized in 2015. 

The Current: MCDA's 2014 Magazine

Link here to PDF version

Municipal Point Source Protection Project: 

Lagoon effluent irrigation trials




Irrigation Gun in Action: 

UARCD Board and Staff with Irrigation Unit


Small Dam Construction Near Kenton

Ellis Dam: Waiting for Spring

With funding in part from the Brandon Source Water Fund administered by Assiniboine Hills Conservation District, the UARCD constructed two small dams near Kenton this fall. Both have large rock spillways and draw down pipes, and combined will store approx. 20 acre feet of water. Call the CD office if you have a potential location and are interested in holding back some water.

Sangster Dam

Assiniboine Riparian Forest: Come on Down For A Look: Arrange a Tour or Presentation For Your Class, Group or Organization!!

"Each town should have a park, or rather a primitive forest, 

of five hundred or a thousand acres, where a stick should never be cut for fuel, 

a common possession forever, for instruction and recreation........."


---Henry David Thoreau 15th October 1859



Stop by our office at Miniota to apply for our 2015 programs or give us a call with any conservation project ideas you have. 


Something to think to reduce yours!




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This site last updated  February 12, 2015