Tuesday, 21 April 2015

EcoSask News, April 21, 2015

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Events
Environmental Film Festival, Apr. 24-26
The 2015 Saskatchewan Eco-Network Environmental Film Festival will be held at the Roxy Theatre: 7-9 pm, Apr. 24, 12-9 pm, Apr. 25, 12-6 pm, Apr. 26. The full line-up of films is available online and includes Disruption, Burning Water, and Arctic Defenders.

SK Paddling Symposium, Apr. 25
The 2015 Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium offers a wide range of speakers and workshops. If you're daydreaming about heading out on the water, be sure to attend.

Soil Workshop & Movie, May 2 (Regina)
Participate in a Jane's Walk, bless St. Mary's garden, enjoy a community potluck and watch the film, Symphony of the Soil, on May 2, at St. Mary’s Church, Regina.

Jane's Walk, May 2 (Saskatoon & Regina)
Explore Saskatoon and Regina with one of the many walks led by local residents as part of Jane’s Walk on May 2.

Saskatoon walks include an Ecological and Cultural History of the Meewasin Valley, Songbirds in President Murray Park, and Stonebridge: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Walks in Regina include Getting to Know the Wascana, Bike Regina’s 3rd Annual Jane’s Ride, and a Co-Housing Development in Canterbury Park.

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Wild Mothers Gala, May 9
CFL star George Reed is the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner on May 9 organized by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Great Canadian Birdathon at Last Mountain Lake, May 9
Nature Saskatchewan’s Last Mountain Bird Observatory is hosting a Great Canadian Birdathon event at 9 am, May 9, to be followed by a barbecue.

Wings Over Wascana Fundraising Banquet, May 12 (Regina)
A fundraising banquet for Wings Over Wascana will be held at 5:30 pm, May 12, at the Conexus Arts Centre. There will be a presentation by Myrna Pearman, Ellis Bird Farm. Proceeds help to support conservation, public education, and awareness of the Wascana Marsh habitat.

Additional upcoming events can be found on our Calendar

News
Nipawin Bible College expects to cut its current $17,000 yearly electrical bill down to zero, thanks to 399 new solar panels

A Regina store has stopped selling bottled water and is giving away tap water instead

A growing body of scientific research links fracking and earthquakes

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