Membership Value & Fees

The Benefits of Being a Member

Water is important to everyone and everything. We all have an impact on water and its resources.

We are a local non-profit organization committed to protecting our water sources that have access to information on government funding. Your membership dollars help leverage direct funding from provincial and federal governments and other organizations.

With a membership you get……

  • A local voice that is linked to the provincial voice on watershed issues.
  • Your commitment to safe guarding water and our environment will be recognized as a partner in stewardship practices.
  • A venue for local residents and stakeholders to voice their concerns. Access to technical support, information and existing program information.
  • Awareness and education programs to improve knowledge of our water resources and the value of water.
  • Assists in implementation of our Source Water Protection Plan’s key actions to manage and protect drinking and source water and watershed resources for now and into future generations.
  • Assist and prepare funding applications to improve water quality and quantity on partnerships with members.
  • Input on specific programs that may be developed for the future.

With your membership we make every effort to act to improve water quality assist and promote the improvement of current management practices (agricultural, industrial, municipal, recreational and residential).

Membership

The membership consists of regular and associate members.

An organization may join the LQWS as a regular member if the organization:

Has 5 or more members,

  • Has written bylaws,
  • Is able to produce minutes for their last regular meeting, and
  • Is headquartered in the watershed.

Regular members may attend, speak and vote at meetings and stand for membership on the LQWS Board of Directors. Regular members each have a single vote regardless of the type of organization.

Individual Member:

An individual may join the LQWS as an associate member if the individual:

  • Has an interest in the watershed and a desire to assist in stewardship activities.

Organizational member:

An organization may join the LQWS as an associate member is the organization:

Has 5 or more members,

  • Has written bylaws,
  • Is able to produce minutes for their last regular meeting, and
  • Is headquartered in the watershed.

Associate members may attend and speak at meetings but may not vote and/or stand for membership on the LQWS Board of Directors.

Membership Fees: Full Associate

Town: Population of 1000 or greater $1,000.00 $500.00

Population less than 1000 $ 300.00 $150.00

Village $ 300.00 $150.00

Rural Municipality $1,500.00 $100.00

Business $ 500.00 $250.00

Non-Profit/Non-Governmental $ 300.00 $150.00

Individual $ 25.00

First Nation or Tribal Council $ 300.00 Our First Nations Communities within our watershed are all honorary associate members