Tuesday, 10 February 2015

EcoSask News, Feb. 10, 2015

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Green Drinks Saskatoon, Feb. 13
Green Drinks Saskatoon will be meeting at 5:30 pm, Feb. 13, at Nino's on Broadway.

Friday, Feb. 13, is also International Winter Bike to Work Day, so why not ride your bike to Nino's?

Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 13-16
Help create a real-time snapshot of where birds are by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Landscape Photography Workshop, Feb. 14 (Regina)
Branimir Gjetvaj will be offering a workshop on the art of landscape photography from noon to 3 pm, Feb. 14, in Regina.

Nature Photography, Feb. 15
Glen Grambo will be sharing his nature photographs and answering questions at Wild Birds Unlimited at 1 pm, Feb. 15. Glen is an award-winning natural history photographer and manages Don's Photo in Saskatoon.

Nature Regina, Feb. 16 (Regina)
Kim Mann will speak on Observations at the NW Stormwater Retention Pond at the Nature Regina meeting at 7:30 pm, Feb. 16.

Agriculture and Wild Nature, Feb. 19
Branimir Gjetvaj, environmental photographer and biologist, will discuss the effects of increased agricultural production on land cover and biodiversity at 7:30 pm, Feb. 19, as part of the Saskatoon Nature Society’s monthly program.

Forestry Farm Birding, Feb. 22
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on a birding field trip at the Forestry Farm from 1:30-3:30 pm, Feb. 22.

Sage Grouse Conservation in the US, Feb. 24
As part of SK-PCAP’s Native Prairie Speaker Series, there will be a webinar on greater sage-grouse conservation efforts in the US and the Sage Grouse Initiative at 3 pm, Feb. 24.

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Conservation Awareness Day, Feb. 26 (Val Marie)
Nature Saskatchewan is holding a Conservation Awareness Day with supper and presentations in Val Marie at 5:30 pm, Feb. 26. 2015

Waste ReForum, Apr. 22-24
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council’s conference on Apr. 22-24 in Saskatoon includes three-hour workshops on Creating Green Events and Bridging Connections for Construction/Demolition Materials.

No-Fuss Water Treatment
The town of Vonda treats its waste water with two cells and an artificial wetland. The wetland was constructed in 1983 in collaboration with Ducks Unlimited and has been trouble-free, requiring no changes or modifications.

U of S GHG Inventory
The University of Saskatchewan’s 2014 GHG Inventory is now available online and indicates a 2% decrease in total emissions.

Volunteer at the Zoo
The Saskatoon Zoo Society is looking for volunteers to assist at special events and as educational interpreters. Register online now. There will be an information session at 6 pm, May 27.

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