Education and Awareness


Educational Publications

Tree for Life Program

The North Saskatchewan River Basin Council (NSRBC), in partnership with the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds, Environment and Climate Change Canada and other member watersheds are excited to announce the launch of the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program.  This program is aimed at educating and increasing public awareness of climate change and promoting positive environmental impact by distributing and planting 24000 trees across Saskatchewan.

Trees help mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon.  A young tree can absorb 13 pounds of CO2 each year, and approximately 48 pounds of CO2 per year at 10 years of age.  Trees provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators and are instrumental in reducing erosion and nutrient loading along shorelines resulting in improved water quality of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. 

We will be distributing trees in May and June 2021. To receive your tree(s), we are asking people to participate in our Climate Change Survey and take pictures of their planted tree.  By doing this, you are eligible to win 1 of 10 $500 gift cards!  Just upload your picture on social media, use #SKTreeforLife, and tag us using one of four social media handles: 

Facebook - @SKTreeForLifeProgram

Instagram - @SKTreeforLife

Twitter - @sk_program

LinkedIn - sk-tree-for-life

For more information contact us or visit

School Programs

Looking for a great hands-on experience for your class? The NSRBC has the knowledge and resources to engage kids in learning activities related to watersheds, plant identification, and water quality. We use a watershed model and an envision groundwater model to show the importance of buffers, riparian areas and how they help to keep our watersheds healthy. We can also utilize a water quality kit or 'Hach' kit to measure various water quality parameters of local water bodies. Click Here to contact us, book a presentation or if you have any questions.

Watershed Model:

Groundwater Model:


Caring For our Watersheds:

From Alberta to Ontario, students have the chance to make a difference in their watershed with this program. 'Caring For our Watersheds' gives students the opportunity to create and submit a proposal on how they can make a positive change in their watershed based on a relevant concern or issue for their region. Their project is entered into a contest for their region and the winning student or participating school group earns a cash prize and eligible funding to implement their project proposal. To learn more about contests, eligibility, and further information, visit Caring for Our Watersheds.