Tuesday, 9 June 2015

EcoSask News, June 9, 2015

pelican morning preening

Events
Shared Knowledge Community Conference, June 13 & 14 (Regina)
The Shared Knowledge Community Conference on June 13 and 14 in Regina will cover a wide variety of topics, including waste management, pesticides, beekeeping, and solar panels.

Bearwalker of the Northwoods, June 14
Watch a film and get your questions about black bears answered by Kent O’Grady, a member of the North American Bear Center, from 4-5 pm, June 14, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Beavers at Work, June 14, 21, 28
Find out what’s keeping the beavers busy at Beaver Creek with interpretive tours at 2:30 pm, June 14, 21, and 28.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week, June 15-21
Native Prairie Appreciation Week is a celebration of our native grasslands. There will be education and awareness booths at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on June 14, Regina Farmers’ Market on June 17, and Swift Current Market Square on June 20.

Bridge City Bicycle Co-op Tour, June 18
Join PermaSask on a tour of Bridge City Bicycle Co-op at 7 pm, June 18. Bridge City Bicycle Co-op’s mission is to share bicycle repair facilities, mechanical knowledge and a love of cycling.

Hort Week, July 4-12
Improve your gardening skills during Hort Week, sponsored by the Master Gardener Program at the U of S. Courses range from rooftop & container gardening to survival plants and composting.

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

new leaves by the pond

News
Fracking
In a draft report, the US Environmental Protection Agency says it finds no widespread drinking water pollution from fracking. Environmentalists question the results, saying that the EPA was unable to obtain the necessary data from the oil and gas industry.

Canadian Success Story
Shutting down coal and ramping up renewables is working in Ontario.

Urban Parks
The case for turning London, England, into a national park: 13,000 species of wildlife, 144 nature reserves, 1,300 sites valuable to wildlife, and two wetlands conserved for migrating birds. An estimated 60% of the city’s area is green space or water.

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