Call to Action

SAVE OUR SWALES PETITION

How to – Saskatchewan residents only, no age restrictions. Deadline is May 1st 2020.


1. Print the petition from the link below, there is also a fact sheet to provide information for those want to know more before signing.
2. Have 1-3 people sign the petition. If more than three signatures please print off additional sheets.
3. To ensure this petition is tabled in the Legislature, please:
Mail to NDP Caucus Office: 2405 Legislative Dr, Room 265, Regina, SK, S4S 0B3
Phone: 306-787-7388
OR
Mail to/Drop off (Call for office hours): 621 Main St, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0J8
Phone: 306-664-6101

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

Read RCE Saskatchewan’s letter of concern here

Here’s how you can help!

  • Print, sign and mail in the Save our Swales petition!
  • 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

In addition to signing and mailing in a petition please consider sending a letter of concern to your representatives.
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

    Any other email address you'd like to send this letter to

Please include all of your contact information. It is very important that the government hear from local residents.


Your Details
  1. This is a sample — feel free to add or change anything in the letter

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Send this letter to all or one of the following


Your local MLA
Find your MLA here 


Your Saskatoon city councillor
City Councillor


Rural Municipality of Corman Park
Councillors


Meewasin Valley Authority
Board of Directors
CEO


Premier of Saskatchewan
Scott Moe
premier@gov.sk.ca


Saskatoon Freeway Project Manager
Geoffrey Meinert
Geoffrey.Meinert@gov.sk.ca


Minister of Highways & Infrastructure
Lori Carr
hi.minister@gov.sk.ca


Minister of Environment
Dustin Duncan
env.minister@gov.sk.ca


Mayor of Saskatoon
Charlie Clark
mayors.office@saskatoon.ca