Fred Heal Conservation Award

Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin is now accepting nominations for the Fred Heal Conservation Award. The award was established in memory of Fred Heal, the former executive director of the Meewasin Valley Authority and the driving force behind the establishment of PFSRB.
Fred was born in 1940 and raised in Moose Jaw. He furthered his education at the Universities of Saskatchewan (B.Sc., B.Ed.) and South Dakota (Master of Natural Sciences). After teaching in Saskatoon for several years, Fred attended the University of Wisconsin where he received his Ph.D. Associate in Environmental Studies. His career took him to the provincial civil service where he worked in the departments of Environment and Energy, and Economic Development in Regina.
In 1988 Fred moved to Saskatoon to work for Meewasin where he was a key figure in developing Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the PFSRB, as well as serving on the board of many community organizations. He especially valued his association with First Nations people and their cultures.
The Fred Heal Conservation Award will recognize a community, organization or business that has taken direct initiative in preserving and/or enhancing the health of the Saskatchewan River Basin.

The organization will:

  • Have developed and implemented a program or policy that results in direct benefit to the health of the basin;
  • Show measurable results from the initiative;
  • Show continued dedication toward environmental sustainability

Full Award Criteria

Download the Award Application Form

The award will be presented at the Conference & Annual General Meeting in October. Should you have any problems with this form or any further questions, please contact us at



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