For the staff of the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards (MJRWS), water is the primary factor behind everything they do.
But as watershed co-ordinator Tammy Myers said during her presentation at the non-profit organization’s annual general meeting on Wednesday night, their mandate extends far beyond that.
Myers spoke of how MJRWS’s efforts engage both local producers and nearby communities in order to educate the public, and to preserve, improve and protect the watershed system, surrounding wetlands and wildlife habitat areas.
“I think we’re a vehicle for the dissemination of programs and information,” said Myers. “We start to deal with other issues as well.”
Presentations from Myers, chairman Wade Hicke and other key figures shed light on the many programs, projects and initiatives in which the organization plays a primary role.
About 20 people were present for the meeting, held in the lodge at Kiwanis Park on Wednesday night. The attendees included Coun. Don Mitchell, representing the City of Moose Jaw, and board members representing many of the rural municipalities included in the watershed area.
For more information, see Thursday's edition of the Times-Herald.