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!
- Use the form below and send a letter of concern
- Take the survey on the Saskatoon Freeway Functional Planning Study webpage here
- Bring friends and family to the Swale for a prairie hike
- Citizen science; use iNaturalist or eBird to record species you see at the Swales
- Make a donation to Meewasin, which manages the Northeast Swale
- Contact us today to join our group and help us with our efforts to save the grasslands!
Send a letter of concern
Send this letter to all or one of the following
Your local MLA
Find your MLA here
Your Saskatoon city councillor
Rural Municipality of Corman Park
Premier of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Freeway Project Manager
Minister of Highways & Infrastructure
Minister of Environment
Mayor of Saskatoon