Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Saskatchewan Proclaims 19th Annual Native Prairie Appreciation Week

Released on June 12, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Environment Minister Scott Moe have jointly proclaimed June 18-24, as Native Prairie Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week is unique to Saskatchewan and is celebrated each year in partnership with Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP).  The week is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of our native prairie ecosystems.

“Saskatchewan’s agricultural producers recognize the important role they play in supporting our native prairie,”  Stewart said.  “In this role, they take pride in preserving the prairie ecosystem.  By using sustainable land management practices, they are not only contributing to the long-term economic health of the province, they are also protecting our plant and wildlife species for future generations.”

“Native prairie ecosystems play a valuable role in our environment by providing wildlife habitat, contributing clean drinking water and providing recreational opportunities,” Moe said.  “In addition, they are significant sources of carbon sequestration and storage, helping to absorb carbon dioxide and remove it from the atmosphere.  Through stewardship of these native prairie grasslands, ranchers and conservation groups are helping to reduce our environmental footprint and will continue to be part of the Saskatchewan plan to address climate change.”

“Native Prairie Appreciation Week is a great way to engage and educate people from diverse backgrounds about the value of native prairie,” SK PCAP Manager Carolyn Gaudet said.  “Everyone can play a role in the conservation of prairie landscapes, and a great first step is learning more about them.  We are encouraging all Saskatchewan residents to explore and experience what native prairie has to offer.”

SK PCAP has a variety of activities planned across the province to celebrate, including urban awareness booths at the Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current farmer’s markets, an activity checklist and a youth poster contest.

For a complete listing of events across Saskatchewan, or for more information regarding Native Prairie Appreciation Week, please visit or contact their office at 306-352-0472 or


For more information, contact:

Ron Podbielski
Phone: 306-787-1077
Cell: 306-527-9102

Michele McEachern
Phone: 306-787-0412

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve