Tuesday, 17 September 2013

EcoSask News, September 17, 2013

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Birding in China, Sept. 19
Ron Jensen will talk about birding in Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau, from alpine grassland species to rare ibises in farmers’ fields with side trips to a Giant Panda breeding facility and the Terra Cotta Warriors. The Saskatoon Nature Society presentation begins at 7:30 pm, September 19, in Room 106, Biology Building, U of S.

We Are Many, Sept. 24
We Are Many is holding an open public meeting at 5 pm, September 24, in St. Joseph's Rectory. They will be discussing garlic distribution and planting, the Share Fair on October 5, and ways in which WAM can support community-based environmental initiatives. All are welcome.

World Rivers Day, Sept. 29
Visit Friendship Park from 12-4 pm on September 29 for a wide variety of activities to celebrate World Rivers Day, organized by the Saskatchewan Eco Network. Activities include an interactive water fair, a water & permaculture workshop, river walks and clean-up, music and spoken word entertainment.

There will be an evening event from 7-9 pm at Grace-Westminster United Church about assigning heritage designation to the South Saskatchewan River.

Whooping Crane Symposium, Oct. 5
The public is invited to attend a symposium on whooping cranes from 1-5:30 pm, October 5, in Room 106, Biology Building, U of S. World leaders in the conservation and restoration of whooping crane populations will share their latest research findings and insight.

Share Fair, Oct. 5
We Are Many is hosting a Share Fair from 6-11 pm on October 5 at St. Joseph’s Hall on Broadway. In addition to food, drink, music, and presentations from community groups, there will be an information fair.

Community-based organizations are invited fill out this form if they would like to set up a display.

SOEEA Nature Retreat, Oct. 18-20
The Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is hosting a nature retreat at Ness Creek, October 18-20. Programming includes solo time, art making, a sweat, yoga/stretch, nature walks, music and campfires, and evening slides about the forest.

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Building Saskatchewan Green, Oct. 25
Check out the great line-up of speakers for the Building Saskatchewan Green conference on October 25. There will be a pre-conference workshop on Green Buildings that Work and an Adaptive Reuse Neighbourhood Tour led by Curtis Olson.

Kids Gone Wild for Wildlife, Oct. 26
Don’t miss the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan’s annual family fun and educational event, Kids Gone Wild for Wildlife, on October 26. There will be live animals, displays, speakers, and a silent auction fundraiser. 600 people attended last year’s event.

Greening Saskatoon’s Events
The City of Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee is drafting a policy to help the city’s events and festivals become more environmentally friendly by providing grants. They are looking for input and will be holding a focus group on October 30. Contact leisureservices@saskatoon.ca before October 23 if you are interested in participating.

Recess
Penny McKinlay, EcoFriendly Sask’s writer in chief, is having hip replacement surgery on September 20. We’ll be back online again as soon as possible.

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