FROM THE BEGINNING.
- 1993: A group of people interested in protecting the integrity of the Squamish River watershed formed the 'Squamish River Watershed Committee'. The first project the committee embarked on was to study the water quality of the Cheakamus River.
- 1995: The Watershed Committee partnered with the Squamish Nation, and Regional & Provincial governments on the Forest Renewal BC's Watershed Restoration Program (FRBC).
- 1995 - 1998: The Watershed Committee conducted environmental assessments under the FRBC Watershed Restoration Program (WRP) on all the major watercourses draining into the Squamish River and Lillooet River watersheds. They identified key restoration sites and conducted in-stream restoration work.
- 1998: The Watershed Committee officially became the 'Squamish River Watershed Society' (SRWS) and was incorporated under the Societies Act of BC.
- 1999 - 2003:
- SRWS successfully participated in the Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO) Habitat Conservation Restoration Program that enabled groups to provide Stewardship Coordinator support to their regions. Partnering with Lillooet River Watersheds Council, two Stewardship Coordinator positions were formed in the Squamish and Lillooet Watersheds.
- SRWS was also involved with the Fisheries Renewal BC (FsRBC), whose focus was to restore provincially significant fisheries. The SRWS administered +250 projects throughout the Sea-to-Sky corridor from Porteau Cove to D'Arcy.
- The SRWS continued to provide a structure to fund watershed related projects, alongside networking with citizens, policy makers, resource users, Indigenous communities, other organizations, and interested parties to exchange technical & science based information on issues concerning the watershed.
- 2011: The SRWS became a registered charitable organization.