Nechako Watershed Roundtable
Envisioning a watershed that is healthy for generations to come
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable is a collaborative initiative to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations. The NWR includes representation from BC First Nations, the Province of BC, local governments and other agencies and organizations having responsibilities and interests in the watershed.
Learn more about us in About the NWR.
Youth Canoe Trip
On August 7 the Youth Engagement Working Group of the NWR coordinated a canoe trip with youth on the Nechako River. Thanks to all who took part and made this trip possible!
The trip took youth from the Braeside boat launch down to Riverside Park in Vanderhoof, making stops along the way to learn about salmon, sturgeon, and other aspects of the watershed. This trip served as a pilot canoe trip that we hope will continue to take place each summer and will serve as an entry point for youth to become involved in local watershed organizations, and the NWR’s new emerging initiative, the NWR Youth Committee.
The Youth River Trip was been planned as a partnership between many groups, including the NWR’s Youth Engagement Working Group, the Rivershed Society of B.C., the Nechako Water and Environment Stewardships Society (NEWSS), and School District 91. These project partners see youth as important players who are critical to the ensuring the long-term health of our communities and watershed. Huge thanks to the many volunteers who made this trip possible.
Strategic Planning Process - Thanks for your help!
Thanks to everyone who has supported the NWR in our mission to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed for future generations.
Special thanks to those who participated in a recent survey to inform our next strategic plan. Watch for the draft plan this fall!
To learn more about the strategic planning process, check out this one-page briefing Launch of Strategic Planning Process!: Nechako Watershed Roundtable.
NWR Video Project for Youth
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable has engaged youth to participate in the production of a video to depict the many narratives of the Nechako watershed. The film will highlight the NWR, the Nechako watershed and the communities of the Nechako watershed through the voices of youth participants. A youth workshop for the project was held in 2020, and filming took place in three communities around the watershed in March 2021. Watch for updates!
To learn more about the project or to get involved, please email .
First Nations Representatives Needed for Core Committee
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable Core Committee has two seats open for First Nations representatives.
First Nations government candidates are nominated by their respective organizations. Candidates subsequently submit to the Nechako Watershed Roundtable an application (available from the Secretariat) and a formal letter of appointment from their organization. Current Core Committee members will decide on the approval of incoming members.
For more about the NWR Core Committee structure, function and member recruitment, see:
SPRING MEETING REPORT
Browse highlights the Roundtable's Spring Technical Meeting, held May 26.
Thanks to all who participated in this year's event.
2021 ANNUAL MEETING