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March 31, 2020
Stew Coles
Two People standing on ice

Cabin fever setting in? Get outside! 

Greetings, Wilderness Lovers! 

I am writing today with the sincere hope that as the seasons change, you are safe and healthy and have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. While these are certainly times of unease, we can all take solace remembering that the great wide open is right where it’s always been— just outside our doors.

It is clear now more than ever that the connection between nature and health is one that does not fade even in times of social isolation. It is quickly becoming obvious that the protection of our wild spaces is integral to an enhanced quality of living and a solid foundation for our physical and mental health. 

My recommendation to you all is to remember to get outside during the coming days and weeks. Find comfort in the time that you will be spending with your loved ones, and keep your spirits up. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to step away from it all and go for a walk, taking in the sights and sounds of nature that we often don’t have the time to enjoy.

Meanwhile, CPAWS offices across Canada have switched entirely to working from home. It is still of the utmost importance to us to see our wild places protected, and we are not going to step away from that important work during this time. Thank you for your continued support. 

Wishing you health and safety, 

Gord Vaadeland 
Executive Director 
CPAWS Saskatchewan

 Gord Vaadeland