Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Inc. Launches the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release May 5, 2021

MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Inc. (SAW) and its watershed members are excited to announce the launch of our Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program. The Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program utilizes the planting of native trees as a tool for natural-based solutions to climate change, restoring shorelines, providing habitat, and improving water quality in our lakes and rivers.

We have partnered with Environment and Climate Change Canada to distribute 24,000 native trees across Saskatchewan in efforts to minimize the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trees are free of charge and will be distributed through member watershed stewardship groups. Contact your local watershed stewardship group to order your tree(s). Each watershed stewardship group will be offering up to 50 free trees per person, farm, business, or organization. Visit the SAW website at www.saskwatersheds.ca to locate which watershed you live in. Tree distribution will begin mid-May to early June.

Young trees absorb CO2 at a rate of 13 pounds per tree each year. Trees reach their most productive stage of carbon storage at about 10 years at which point they are estimated to absorb 48 pounds of CO2 per year. Let’s work together to build a better environment for future generations. Planting a tree is the start!

For more information on the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program, visit www.saskwatersheds.ca or email us at sktreeforlifeprogram@gmail.com. Contact: Bridget Andrews PAg Executive Director skwatersheds@gmail.com