The meeting on June 13, 2019, organized by SAWS, was well represented by members of Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS), Quill Lake Watershed Association, (QLWA) Calling Lakes Ecomuseum (CLEM), United Nations of Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Saskatchewan), faculty of the University of Regina and the Calling Lakes District Planning Committee (CLDPC).

The meeting was held at the Research and Innovation Centre, U of R. We all agreed that a Round Table discussion should be a priority in order to bring about a sustainable solution for the Quill Lake flooding issue. The Roundtable will include experts in the fields of science, industry, all levels of govt, non-profit organizations and the general public be invited to join in the discussion.

We are happy to report that the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) is organizing a Round Table discussion to be held in November 2019.

As we enter our election cycle, please take the opportunity to ask a question of your MP or MLA candidates about protecting our lakes. Creating a conversation is the best thing you can do.

Example question – why does Saskatchewan not have a Wetland Conservation Policy like the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick?

LEM is working with the Last Mountain Lake Stewardship Group to ensure the health of our lakes in southern Saskatchewan.

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