Mission & Principles


The Meewasin Valley Authority exists to ensure a healthy and vibrant river valley, with a balance between human use and conservation by:

  • Providing leadership in the management of its resources;
  • Promoting understanding, conservation and beneficial use of the Valley; and
  • Undertaking programs and projects in river valley development and conservation;

For the benefit of present and future generations.

Guiding Principles

Meewasin has and will continue to apply the following five fundamental principles in planning the Valley.

  • Valley’s resources are accessible to everyone;
  • Conserve natural and heritage resources;
  • Recreation and development balanced with conservation;
  • Diverse activities for a varied and changing demographic; and
  • Public participation in decision making.

These principles will be generally common to subsequent development strategies, and will guide the formation and implementation of all plans and resource management strategies, including each Strategic Plan.

Moriyama Plan

Each year Meewasin planning is guided by Raymond Moriyama’s The Meewasin Valley Project – 100 Year Concept Plan, Moriyama 1978, the foundation document for the Meewasin overall development plan today. Meewasin initiatives strive toward the outcomes of health, fit, balance and vibrancy.