West Fraser Supports Water Stewardship in Slave Lake

Aug 01, 2017

Our High Prairie and Slave Lake mills are located near Lesser Slave Lake, the third largest lake in Alberta. It is a popular tourist destination which supports major sport, commercial and domestic fisheries and is an important area for bird life. It is also a source of water for industry, recreation, tourism and municipal use, inclluding our operations in the region.

West Fraser recently contributed $10,000 to the LSWC to help them monitor water quality in the Lesser Slave watershed over five years. LSWC Executive Director, Meghan Payne, says “thank you to West Fraser for their generous donation. Five years of monitoring will provide a data set that can show us trends in quality of water coming into Lesser Slave Lake – that is invaluable.”

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that works with the provincial government to maintain the health of the Lesser Slave Watershed by delivering on the three Water for Life goals: safe, secure drinking water; healthy aquatic ecosystems; and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable future.

Pictured: Meghan Payne, LSWC Executive Director