First Nations Lauded For Involvement In Water Plan

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 13:04



The source water protection plan for the North Saskatchewan River watershed was unveiled in Battleford yesterday.


The plan outlines how to protect water in the river basin, which stretches from Lloydminster to Prince Albert.


In addition to cities, towns and RMs, the area covered also includes 29 First Nations — 17 reserves and lots of TLE land.


Coordinator Katherine Finn says the First Nations have probably been the easiest groups to deal with in this process because environmental stewardship is so closely linked to their culture.


The plan has been in the works for about four years and takes effect immediately.