Tuesday, 5 June 2012

EcoSask News, June 5, 2012

Visit the Northeast Swale, have an Art Trek Cycling Adventure, find out about muncipal wind turbines, or repair your own bike. All this and more in EcoSask News! 

Art Trek Cycling Adventure, June 8
Saskatoon Cycles is hosting the first-ever urban studio art trek and cycling adventure on Friday, June 8 from 5-10 pm. The tour is led by Cathy Watts, Saskatoon Cycles co-president. You can join the group at any of the stops. There will be refreshments at each of the venues.

Swale of a Day
Be sure to visit the Northeast Swale on June 10 and take one of the guided tours. See and hear the birds, discover the native plants, or go on an ecosystem tour featuring the wildlife, geography, cultural heritage, and pond dipping. Enjoy a free lunch provided by the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation. (recipient of an EcoFriendly Action Grant)

Redberry Lake Music Jam, June 10
Starting at noon on Sunday, June 10, it’s the 3rd Annual Back to the Bowl, Redberry Lake Music Jam. Sign up to reserve a campsite. Food will be available from the concession.

Municipal Wind Turbine Projects, June 13 
Kevin Hudson, Saskatoon Light & Power, will discuss the process for developing municipal wind turbine projects at 7 pm on June 13 at the Cliff Wright Library Auditorium. It's Getting Windy Out There: An Overview on Municipal Wind Turbine Projects is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and the Saskatoon Public Library.

Nature Saskatchewan Spring Meet, June 15-17
Nature Saskatchewan is holding their Spring Meet in Prince Albert from June 15 to 17. Participants can choose between five different tours in addition to displays and early morning nature walks.

Parkland Bioblitz, June 17 
Join the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan as they conduct a bioblitz of a parcel of privately-owned native parkland near Shell Lake. The property owner wants to more fully understand the diversity on his property and how to manage it.

Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op
The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (CNYC) is running a Bike Shop from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday, June 25 to August 24. Repair your own bike or help someone else with theirs.

Attend CNYC’s Vermicomposting workshop on June 13, make a Garden Box on July 4 or Guerilla Seed Balls on August 1. Call Ben at 665-3889 to sign up.

CNYC also offers woodworking courses, a summer garden program, and a summer youth program.

Beaver Pond Room, Beaver Creek 
Heavy rains in 2010 destroyed the interpretive beaver pond room at the Beaver Creek Conservation Area. The room has now been rebuilt, and there is a new accessible trail thanks to several major donations.

Interesting Reading 
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