Tuesday, 11 March 2014

EcoSask News, March 11, 2014

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Events
Neighbourhood Plan Review, Mar. 13
Holmwood Neighbourhood #1 (Brighton) is intended to be a sustainable community with constructed wetlands, linear park system, and complete streets. You’re invited to view the plan from 5-8 pm, March 13, Multi-Purpose Room, McClure United Church.

Green Drinks, Mar. 14
Join with fellow Passive House/Net Zero Buildings enthusiasts at Green Drinks, 5:30 pm, March 14, at The Hollows.

SK Eco Network AGM, Mar. 15
The Saskatchewan Eco Network is holding its AGM from 1-5 pm, March 15, at PAVED Arts (424-20th Street West). Jennifer Fix, a Vancouver urban designer, will discuss green urban design and re-designing cities for active transport. A City of Saskatoon representative will talk about the implications of the City’s new Wetland Policy on urban design and development.

SK Grasslands, Regina, Mar. 28
Branimir Gjetvaj will present an illustrated talk on Saskatchewan’s grasslands at 7 pm, March 28, at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina.

Zoo Run, Apr. 13
Celebrate Earth Day with the Saskatoon Zoo Society by participating in the Zoo Run, a 5 km fun run or 2.5 km walk through the Forestry Farm, at 9 am, April 13.

Nocturnal Owl Survey, Spring
Saskatchewan is home to 11 species of owls at different times of year. You can hear 7 of them by participating in the annual Nocturnal Owl Survey.

Yellowhead Flyway Symposium, Yorkton, Apr. 26
The Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association will hold their annual symposium on April 26 in Yorkton. Topics include managing sustainable forests, bluebirds, the night sky, and cougar research

Compost Field Day, May 15
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is offering a one-day Compost Field Day workshop for those interested in larger-scale, low-tech composting on May 15. The workshop will include composting demonstrations at the Zoo Compost Site and a tour of the University’s composting operations.

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Kids in Nature Grants
The Saskatoon Nature Society is inviting applications from educational institutions in the Saskatoon area for programs that will strengthen or encourage new initiatives that connect youth with nature. The total amount of funding available is $2600, which may go to one applicant or be divided among several applicants. The deadline for applications is April 30. The application form can be downloaded online.

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