Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

March 16, 2016 13:12 ET

Ducks Unlimited Canada Salutes World Water Day on March 22 and Canada Water Week Running March 21 to 27

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - March 16, 2016) - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) joins the UN in recognizing World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22nd. Since 1993 World Water Day has focused attention on the importance of freshwater and advocated for its sustainable management. Water is essential to all living things. Try to imagine a 'normal' day if every time you turned on a tap dirty, smelly water trickled out, or if there was no water at all! What would life be like without clean, clear water?

Canada Water Week from March 21 to 27 is a celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually to coincide with World Water Day. In Canada we have 7% of the world's renewable water, third overall after Brazil and Russia. We have so much water we tend to take it for granted. But water is finite. When it is gone it is gone.

We all deserve clean water. As Mother Nature's kidneys, wetlands help make that happen.

Wetlands:

  • protect us from water pollution
  • filter impurities out of water before they end up in our watersheds
  • prevent flooding by reducing water sent downstream
  • discourage drought by holding water when conditions are dry
  • reduce greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change
  • provide hundreds of species with safe places to eat, sleep and raise young
  • give us clean, natural environments for hiking, hunting, canoeing, photography, swimming, boating, fishing and other recreation

Saskatchewan's wetlands need your help. Unfortunately, the equivalent of about 14 CFL fields of wetlands disappears daily in our province. Wetland protection is one of the best investments our government can make in ensuring continued freshwater for wildlife and people. DUC urges you to make your voice heard in the provincial election. Visit the website www.voteforwetlands.ca. The site provides a letter ready to be sent to your candidates asking them what they will do to protect Saskatchewan's remaining wetlands.

On World Water Day, help us ensure that wetlands will be around to provide freshwater for generations to come. A few minutes of your time could make a world of difference.

A registered charity, Ducks Unlimited Canada partners with government, industry, non-profits and landowners to conserve, restore and manage habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife.

Learn more at: http://water.ducks.ca/

www.voteforwetlands.ca

www.unwater.org/campaigns/world-water-day/en/

http://canadawaterweek.com/

Contact Information

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Donna Boyle
    Communications Specialist, Saskatchewan
    Office: 306-359-2233, Mobile: 306-541-9732
    D_boyle@ducks.ca