Posted 453 km southeast from Saskatoon, the RM of Willowdale No. 153 hosts a population of 299 with a population density of 0.5/km². The RM is home to the town of Whitewood. The heritage properties in the area include New Finland, a Finnish-speaking block settlement, the St. John’s New Finland Lutheran Church, and the Whitewood municipal office building, which was previously the town’s post office. The burrowing owl, an endangered animal, and the monarch butterfly find homes within this RM.