Tuesday, 17 February 2015

EcoSask News, February 17, 2015

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Meet a Burrowing Owl, Feb. 21
Greg Fenty will introduce Sage, a Burrowing Owl, at 1 pm, Feb. 21, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Permablitzes, Mar. 7 
Curious about permaculture? Then attend Seedy Saturday at St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Centre from 10 am – 4 pm, Mar. 7. Permaculture Saskatchewan will have a booth and will be making a presentation on permablitzes.

South Sask River Watershed Stewards AGM, Mar. 31
The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards will be holding their AGM and Open House on March 31 in Outlook. Presentations will cover zebra mussels, Pike Lake’s watershed initiative, the Lake Diefenbaker management plan, and more.

Paddling Symposium, Apr. 25
The 2015 Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium will be on April 25 in Saskatoon. The keynote speaker is Karsten Heuer who completed a cross-Canada canoe and sailing trip to meet Farley Mowat.

Grants for Urban Agriculture, Environment, Recreation
The Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually in grants to support urban agriculture, environmental conservation, and recreation spaces in western Canada. Applications must be submitted online between April 1 and May 15.

Earth Dumplings?
Permaculture Saskatchewan is considering offering a workshop on making seed balls/seed bombs at this year’s NatureCity Festival. Contact Joanne Blythe if you’d like to help.

EcoFriendly Action Grants
In the past month, we’ve supported the following groups with an EcoFriendly Action Grant:

Crystal’s Home, North Battleford - $500 for a small space community container garden where youth will learn about recycling, composting, rain harvesting, nutrition, and teamwork

Ecoquest, Saskatoon Public Schools - $500 to support bicycle-generated power and solar power in the classroom as part of their Student Action for a Sustainable Future project

Saskatchewan Eco Network - $500 to support the 2015 Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival

Saskatoon Nature Society - $1,000 to support the publication and distribution of an updated edition of their Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon

Wild About Saskatoon - $5,000 to support the 2015 NatureCity Festival

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