The City of Saskatoon in partnership with Meewasin Valley Authority is conducting a river access study. The purpose of the study is to identify the river access requirements for Saskatoon residents, visitors, commercial enterprises, on-river special events, industrial users, emergency services, and monitoring services.  The primary focus will be on facilities for launching and mooring motorized and non-motorized watercraft; however, it will address all forms of river access.

The South Saskatchewan River is a valuable recreation access for Saskatoon and area residents and visitors. In the Saskatoon area, it is utilized for a number of activities including:

• Recreation: motoizedr boaters, canoeists, kayakers, rowers, and paddle boarders 

• Commercial/Industrial: tour boats, dredging, construction and other barges

• Regulatory and Emergency Services: police, fire and water quality, environmental and other monitoring

As part of the study, citizens are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on current launch/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario. Click here to share your opinions on current launch/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario.

There will also be a public open house on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Meewasin Valley Centre Boardroom (402 Third Avenue South) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The City and MVA will present the plan, answer questions, and collect feedback.  Formal presentations will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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