Tuesday, 22 July 2014

EcoSask News, July 22, 2014

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Events
Sheep at the Creek, Aug. 2, 3, 4 
Sheep will be grazing at Beaver Creek on August 2, 3, and 4 at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. The program is weather dependent; updates will be available on the Meewasin website.

Earth Overshoot Festival, Regina, Aug. 23-24
Saskatchewan Eco Network is planning a music festival outside Regina on August 23-24 to celebrate Earth Overshoot Day, the approximate date our resource consumption for a given year exceeds the planet's ability to replenish.

Long-Term Threats to the SK River Basin, Oct. 27-29 
The Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin and the Canadian Water Resources Association will be holding a conference in Saskatoon from October 27-29 focusing on long-term threats to the Saskatchewan River Basin.

Field Trips 
Young Naturalists
August 15, 1 pm – Grasslands Hike at Northeast Swale (space is limited; register in advance)

Golden Eagles 
Aug. 14, 7:30 am – Shorebirds

Other Nature Society Field Trips 
Aug. 3, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – Butterflies VI
Aug. 9 – Wildflower Hike at Big Valley with the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
Aug. 10, 9 am – 4 pm – Perdue Shorebirds

Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).

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News 
Electric Cars 
Electric cars are difficult to find and expensive on the Prairies. Contact Lynn Oliphant if you are interested in bringing in some electric cars from Quebec at more affordable prices.

Environmental Awards 
SaskOutdoors (new name for Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association) is seeking nominations for two environmental awards honouring environmental youth and educational leadership. The deadline is October 1.

Thumbs Up 
George Monbiot sums up the reasons why we need a global moratorium on neonicotinoids

Helsinki’s ambitious plan to make car ownership unnecessary

Thumbs Down 
Anti-bacterial hand soaps pose risks for humans as well as water systems

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. Additional upcoming events can be found on our Calendar.

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