Caring for our Watersheds 

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The MRWCC wishes to encourage local students and schools to get involved in helping the environment and help them earn cash while earning matching dollars for your school with caring for our watersheds. In 2017, Southern Alberta surpassed its goal of having 300 students participate; in total, 451 students entered the contest. This was the greatest number of students that have ever participated in Southern Alberta and we hope to reach 500 students in 2018! 


Caring for Our Watersheds gives students a chance to get creative, earn money, and see their ideas become reality. This international competition asks Grade 7-12 students to submit an essay proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” and provides over $11,000 in prizes for the best ideas in Southern Alberta. Students are given the opportunity to research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and come up with a creative, realistic solution.

For educators, Caring for Our Watersheds provides the chance to earn funds for your classroom, interact with industry mentors and experts on environmental issues, and develop projects with real-world results. Resources are available to help you guide students through the process of identifying a watershed issue, developing a realistic solution, and crafting a winning proposal. Students can work individually or in groups of up to four, and curriculum connections for the Alberta Program of Study make it easy to incorporate the contest into your science or social studies class.

How it Works


For more information on the program please visit: Click on Locations/Southern Alberta for details of this specific contest.

Check out past winners from our watershed! 


Contact us:

Kandra Forbes at 403-647-4306 or

Cody Field  at


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