Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you! Send us an email at saveourseine@gmail.com.

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Please note that since we are a volunteer organization, we can’t check our email every day, so please be patient and if we don’t respond within a week, please try again!

E-mail address: saveourseine@gmail.com

Mailing address

Box 83
208 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R2H 3B4

14 thoughts on “Contact us

  1. Hi, can I still canoe the Seine (it is july 4th), or is it too shallow now? and does some agency nearby rent canoes? Thanks.

    • Hi Mike,
      Yes, the Seine is definitely still navigable by water. It changes year to year, but with lots of winter and spring precipitation this year the river level is great. From our Green Team, there are a couple tricky spots: going under a tree north of the CN tracks at Prairie Grove Road and a portage north of Deschambault in North St. Boniface.

      Check out this site for a great summary of canoe launch points: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~burchil/pm_canoe/winnipeg_route.html#seine

      A quick search for canoe rental in Winnipeg yields several results, however they are not terribly close to the Seine, at least not close enough to launch directly from.

      All the best!

      SOS

  2. Dear SOS,
    I very much enjoy biking by the Seine River, and my sister and I built a fort in the trees around it out of stuff we found by there. We try to use what garbage we find to make our fort, but some garbage is unusable. Then we just clean it up. I am very dedicated to helping the environment. I was wondering, though, how does litter in the Seine affect us and the creatures around it?
    Thanks from,
    Libby

    • Greetings Libby,
      Thanks for writing. It sounds like you and your sister have a lot of fun along the Seine River and are good conservationists. When I was young I also liked to build forts with natural materials like tumbleweeds.
      I like your question about garbage. Aside from looking messy, garbage takes up space. Large items of garbage kill the plants that they cover and they prevent new plants from growing in that location. This is true even when the “litter” is plant material like old Christmas trees and grass clippings. When the litter is removed or disappears over many years, it opens up the space for new plants. Unfortunately, weeds establish more quickly in the disturbed area than native plants. Weeds can then get a foothold in the park and spread their seeds to invade the whole area. This lowers the overall plant diversity – which in turn lowers the diversity of creatures that live there. Some litter/garbage breaks down over time into smaller pieces. Very tiny particles of plastic (microbeads) can build up in waterways like the Seine River. This is a growing problem. Small pieces of plastic garbage can also be eaten by wildlife. In some cases, animals have died because of all of the plastic that they have eaten. The plastic rings from pop can (6-packs) can also get tangled around the necks of birds. These should be removed and cut up so this cannot happen. Fishing lines are very dangerous to wildlife if they get tangled up. I personally rescued a water bird that was so tangled in fishing line it could barely swim or eat. Fishing line does not decay. If left on the shore, it will be a danger to wildlife for hundreds of years. It should always be removed and cut into tiny pieces to throw in the garbage.

  3. I live on the Seine river side,
    In my view it is now cleaner than some 15 years ago, because of joint persistent efforts of SOS and individuals,
    also there is an increased canoe and kayak traffic……
    The wildlife is incomparable, ……..

    I like to thank to the Green Van crew for clearing the jumbo log jam recently at
    Blenheim and Egerton

  4. Very informative articles in recent issues of the Lance about SOS and the condition and future of the Seine by your Executive Director Michele Kading.
    Can they be posted on this website?

  5. We live on the bank of the seine river beside a small private green space park with an aging sign that was put up years ago by members of the seine river group. It would be appropriate to clean and update the sign and consider putting other respectful signs up introducing and reminding people of the continuing work of sos.
    Please let me know when you can take this on. Thanks

    • SOS has not considered replacing the sign that you describe as new people discover this sign each year and seem to appreciate its historic value (despite its appearance). SOS is currently working with the city to install some new interpretive signs in public spaces along the Greenway. These signs will raise awareness about SOS activities as well as the natural and cultural history of the Seine River. The plan is to have the new signs installed by 2020.

  6. Hello
    Our centre (school age) children have expressed an interest in exploring the trails of the Seine River. Do you offer (or do you know someone who offers) guided walks around the St. Boniface area?
    We have gone for small hikes along the trails near Whittier Park but we would like to bring the kids for a longer hike on the south side of Provencher Blvd – with someone to guide and explain along the way as my staff isn’t very knowledgeable regarding conservation, respect for nature while we hike, etc. – so as to make it a learning experience while we are at it.
    School age program,
    Le P’tit Bonheur Inc.
    300, rue Aubert
    Saint-Boniface

    • Several Save Our Seine volunteers are very interested in assisting schools with field trips to the river as a part of the Adopt-a-River program. Schools and other groups can send requests for information about guided walks or field trip assistance to saveourseine@gmail.com.

    • Thanks for keeping us apprised of river blockages. Our team of River Keepers works from May through early August each year. A big part of their job is keeping the river free of fallen trees and debris dams that block the river.

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