2016 Native Prairie Appreciation Week

Thank you for helping us celebrate Saskatchewan's 18th Native Prairie Appreciation Week June 12-18, 2016!

Jointly proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environment, Native Prairie Appreciation Week is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our valuable grassland ecosystems across Saskatchewan.

The Youth NPAW Poster Contest was back by popular demand! Entries are now closed. There were a whopping 439 poster entries in 2016, thanks to everyone for your great artwork!!!

Huge Thank you to the Poster Contest Prize Sponsors:

Cypress Hills Destination Area, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Eco-Adventures 360 Collective, Agriculture in the Classroom, Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association, Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Intrepretive Centre, Friends of Wascana Marsh, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Grasslands National Park, Prairie Wind and Silver Sage, RCMP Heritage Centre, SaskOutdoors, Swift Current Museum, Zippity Zoom Toys.

2016 Poster Contest Winners

 Age 7 and Under


1st - Hayden Shipp, age 7


2nd - Ty Schmidt, age 7


3rd - Cameron Davidson, age 6

Ages 8-10


1st - Orestes Sophocleous, age 10


2nd - Keaton Starr, age 10


3rd - Kaycee Nord, age 10

Age 11 and Up


1st - Maria Clouthier, age 12


2nd - Arden Labatt, age 12


3rd - Emily Henderson, age 12

Are you looking for more information about native prairie? Perhaps you're a teacher interested in sharing facts about this valuable natural resource? Check out our #NPAW16 factsheet now! Native Prairie Fact Sheet - Teacher Resource

SK PCAP hosted prairie awareness booths at Farmer's Markets during NPAW, including the Saskatoon Farmer's Market, the Regina Farmer's Market, and the Swift Current Market Square. 

The 2016 NPAW featured many exciting things including the Annual SRM NPAW Tour and Kids Discovery Tour on June 16 and 17 in Maple Creek, SK.