Tuesday, 24 June 2014

EcoSask News, June 24, 2014

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Events
People’s Intervention on Energy East, July 2 
Cameron Fenton, 350.org, will be in Saskatoon at 7 pm, July 2 to discuss ways of responding to TransCanada’s Energy East project.

Western Canada Water 2014 Annual Conference, Sept. 23-26 
Western Canada Water will hold their annual conference in Regina from September 23-26. The theme, Stronger Together, reinforces how water, wastewater, and stormwater are all linked and encourages collaboration between water and wastewater associations.

Field Trips
Young Naturalists 
July 18, 1-2:30 pm – Butterfly Field Trip (space is limited; register in advance)

Other Nature Society Field Trips
July 1, 9 am – 2 pm – Wild Orchids Field Trip (Nisbet Forest)
July 5, 8:45 am - North American Butterfly Count (will be postponed to July 6 if it rains)

Local Project Support from RBC
RBC Blue Water is supporting a number of local projects in 2014:

Ducks Unlimited Canada - $100,000 for educational initiatives about wetland loss, stormwater management, flooding in Saskatoon

Meewasin Valley Authority - $49,000 to support Meewasin’s conservation efforts in the Northeast Swale

Regina Catholic School Division - $3,000 for a community oil recycling project

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Thought Provoking
Surprise! Seniors represent more than a third of the biking boom
People and cities are changing bird behaviour
Don’t wait for government to act: “the hope lies in people at a local level refusing to wait to be rescued.”

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The origin and importance of Hyde Park – 128 acres of wetland in Rosewood neighbourhood
Edmonton’s cutting-edge biofuel facility will process 100,000 tonnes of waste annually
Keys to advocacy group success: unrelenting pressure, focus on one key issue, treat the land as your own

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