Mayor Marcel Roy signed a proclamation last week to encourage Weyburn and surrounding areas to take part in the 19th annual Native Prairie Appreciation Week.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week is unique to Saskatchewan and is celebrated each year in partnership with Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP). This week is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation for the native people's valuable grassland ecosystems across saskatchewan. These ecosystems are important to Saskatchewan's provincial, environmental and agricultural sectors. The week was declared jointly by the Saskatchewan Ministries of Agriculture and Environment as the third week in June since 1999. 

"This is important for all of the people of Saskatchewan as it effects each and every one of them," said Mayor Roy. "I encourage all Saskatchewan residents to go outside and explore native prairie whether it's right in your backyard or a short drive to the country."

There will be a number of events held across Saskatchewan to celebrate, including urban awareness booths at the Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current farmer's markets, a social media campaign, a youth poster contest and more. 

For more info on what to see and do checkout the PCAP website.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week takes place June 18-24, 2017.

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