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Step Into the World of Native Prairie During Native Prairie Appreciation Week
June 19-25, 2011
Declared as the third week of June by the Saskatchewan Ministries of Agriculture and Environment since 1999, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of native prairie ecosystems and their importance to Saskatchewan's provincial, environmental and agricultural sectors.
This marks the 13th Annual NPAW, which will run from June 19-25, 2011, and the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) is encouraging all Saskatchewan residents to get outside and explore native prairie whether it is right in your backyard or a short drive to the country.
A list of events and activities that your family can do during NPAW 2011 is available on the SK PCAP website at www.pcap-sk.org under Native Prairie Appreciation Week. Check this page regularly as new events are being added as details become available.
A poster contest is also being held for children ages 9-17, with winning entries having a choice of prizes including a day in the field with a biologist at Grasslands National Park or Last Mountain Bird Observatory, or a day at a Ranch or a week at a Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Conservation Camp.
For more details, visit the SK PCAP homepage or contact the SK PCAP Office at (306) 352-0472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article submitted by Michelle Clark, SK PCAP Manager. Top, right image courtesy of A. Kotylak. Bottom, left image courtesy of K. Connick-Todd.