SSRWSI teamed up with the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council to provide an interactive booth at the 2013 World Rivers Day Festival. To teach participants about watersheds and the importance of protecting our water supplies, the booth included a Watershed Model that demonstrates the movement of water through a watershed and pollution caused by runoff, as well as a hands-on demonstration showing the percentage of fresh water available on earth.
Organized by the Saskatchewan Eco Network, the event was held at Friendship Park in Saskatoon on September 29th. The fun-filled festival included family yoga, river walks, a riverbank clean-up, a permaculture workshop, live entertainment as well as a Water Fair.
World Rivers Day is part of a global event to celebrate the world’s waterways. With millions of people in more than 60 countries participating in World Rivers Day, it highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.
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