Tuesday, 12 May 2015

EcoSask News, May 12, 2015

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Three-Flowered Aven
Events
Learn How to Compost (Saskatoon & Regina)
Lots of opportunities to find out how to become a composting pro:
May 13, 7-8:30 pm, Alice Turner Library, Saskatoon
May 23, 2-3:30 pm, Mayfair Library, Saskatoon
May 23, 10 am, Rosemont School Gym, Regina
May 28, 9 am – 3 pmCompost Field Day with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, Regina
June 6 - Master Composter training course, Regina

Home Green Home, May 19
Braden and Ali Turnquist will discuss their experience building an energy-efficient passive house, including the products and appliances at 7 pm, May 19, at the Frances Morrison Library. (SES/Saskatoon Public Library Sustainable Speaker Series)

PermaSask Gathering, May 21
PermaSask invites you to take a break from gardening and join a casual gathering at the Congress Beer House (reservations please) on May 21.

Science Outreach Day, May 23
The Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution is meeting in Saskatoon and hosting a variety of free public outreach events for children on May 23.

Beginner Bee Course, May/June (Saskatoon & Regina)
The Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association is offering a two-day course on May 23 and 24 in Saskatoon for those who are interested in starting beekeeping. A similar course is being offered in Regina on June 6 and 7.

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Mountain Shooting Star
Field Trips
Golden Eagles
May 14, 7:30 am – Northeast Swale and Area
May 21, 7:30 am – Pike Lake Area & Private Feeders
May 28, 7:30 am – Gabriel Dumont Park and Area

Other Nature Society Field Trips
May 21, 5-7 pm – Spring Picnic: Chappell Marsh Conservation Area
May 23 – Spring Bird Count
May 30, 9 am – 3 pm – Perdue Area 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).

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar.

News
SaskPower sets new wind power targets, but couldn't they do it a bit faster?

New regulations will help prevent aquatic invasives from entering the province

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