Call to Action

Saskatoon Freeway threatens Northeast Swale

The Northeast Swale is a rare and endangered ecosystem on the edge of the city of Saskatoon. This native prairie is currently under threat from urban encroachment and the provinces proposed Saskatoon Freeway.  The freeway will bring four lanes of high-speed truck traffic though multiple sensitive ecosystems.

Why is this an issue? 

  • At risk species have been found in the area, including short-eared owl, common night hawk, Sprague’s pipit, loggerhead shrike, northern leopard frog, western tiger salamander, rough plains fescue, and the crowfoot violet
  • Further fragmentation could lead to loss of biodiversity
  • Loss of habitat, wetlands and grasslands
  • Increased direct animal mortality 
  • Pollutants from storm water run-off

Here’s how you can help!

Send a letter of concern

Please choose who you would like to send this letter to
  1. To: Geoffrey Meinert, Saskatoon Freeway Project Manager; Lori Carr, Minister of Highways & Infrastructure
  2. Scott Moe, Premier of SaskatchewanDustin Duncan, Minister of EnvironmentCharlie Clark, Mayor of SaskatoonOptional, send a copy to us

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Send this letter to all or one of the following

Your local MLA
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Your Saskatoon city councillor
City Councillor

Rural Municipality of Corman Park

Meewasin Valley Authority
Board of Directors

Premier of Saskatchewan
Scott Moe

Saskatoon Freeway Project Manager
Geoffrey Meinert

Minister of Highways & Infrastructure
Lori Carr

Minister of Environment
Dustin Duncan

Mayor of Saskatoon
Charlie Clark