Save Our Seine is an environmental non-profit organization that seeks to protect, enhance, and advocate for the Seine River and surrounding natural areas in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Through grassroots action, community outreach, and engaging governments and private industry, SOS is having a major impact on improving the health of the Seine River and increasing accessibility to natural spaces for the community.

Visit the Save Our Seine website for more information.


Save Our Seine’s vision is for a sustainable and protected Seine River Greenway that provides a healthy habitat for vegetation and wildlife and contributes to the quality of life of all residents and visitors.​


  • Preserve, protect and enhance the Seine River greenway
  • Restore and repair the Seine River greenway
  • Raise public education and awareness of the Seine River greenway
  • Improve public access to the Seine River greenway
  • Improve water level, flow and quality
  • Work in partnership with governmental, business and other non-profit organizations for responsible planning of the Seine River greenway


  • Monitor the Seine River environment
  • Act as a critic and advocate
  • Be an instigator of projects (initiate projects to be carried out by others)
  • Be a proponent of projects (initiate projects to be carried out by SOS)
  • Act as an ‘expert resource’
  • Carry out and promote ongoing public education

SAVE OUR SEINE ~ A Reciprocal Community Partnership

The term Niakwa comes from an indigenous word for “winding river” – the Seine River, a prominent feature of the golf course and riparian area along the Seine River Greenway.

Save Our Seine (SOS) and Niakwa Country Club (NCC) have been partners since 2021 working together to better understand the Seine River Greenway and its management. This partnership has led to significant benefits to NCC.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Certification recognizes NCC’s efforts at protecting our environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf by naturalizing non-playing areas and wildlife habitats and minimizing harmful impacts of golf course operations. SOS recognizes this important worldwide environmental role and values the mutual benefit of working together in pursuing shared environmental goals.

As partners, an added critical mass to SOS grant applications has delivered 50 biodiverse trees free to NCC in the fall 2023 with an additional 50 trees in 2024. NCC and SOS volunteers worked together to begin strategic planting of these trees.

Further grant funding and volunteer support will provide a vegetated swale to replace the open drainage culvert on Hole 13.

In response to a community protest to the NCC notice of the application of chemicals, SOS was able to provide assurance of the safety and appropriateness of NCC golf course management practices and resolve the complaint.

Consider supporting our valued community partner with a membership.