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Advocates call on Sask. government to create wetland policy before agricultural water policy

June 13, 2023  By Laura Sciarpelletti, CBC News

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS) and other water advocacy groups are calling on the province to create a wetland policy.

About 10,000 acres of wetlands are lost on average each year in Saskatchewan, according to Ducks Unlimited. It is the only province without a comprehensive policy to manage and preserve wetlands.

Advocates said they are concerned that the province’s new upcoming Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy will maintain existing drainage and create new wetland drainage projects.  | READ MORE


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