Tuesday, 28 July 2015

EcoSask News, July 28, 2015

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Ferrets at the Library, July 29
The Saskatoon Zoo Society’s ferrets and educators will be at the Alice Turner Library from 10:30 -11:30 am, July 29. Admission is free but enrolment is limited, so register right away.

Field Trips
Golden Eagles 
Aug. 6, 7:30 am – Shorebirds
Aug. 13, 7:30 am – Warblers and Organic Market Garden Veggies
Aug. 20, 7:30 am – Acreage of Sherrill Miller and the late Courtney Milne

Other Nature Society Field Trips 
Aug. 3, 1:30-4:30 pm – Cranberry Flats Botany Walk
Aug. 8, 1:30-4 pm – Turkey Vulture Wing Tagging
Aug. 9, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterflies V

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).

Saskatoon’s Growth Plan
The City of Saskatoon has recently released a summary of long-term possibilities and an overview of community feedback to date on the City’s Growth Plan to Half a Million.

Water & Industry 
A proposed potash mine near Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, would use substantial amounts of water.

Water & Parks 
Wascana Centre in Regina is planning to overhaul its irrigation system and is considering planting more natural habitats that are better acclimatized to Saskatchewan and require less water.

Chaplin Wind Energy Project 
A wind energy project proposed for the Chaplin Lake area raises concerns about risks to native habitat and migratory birds (article by Trevor Herriot). Are the results of the environmental survey reliable, and is compensation adequate for such a valuable natural habitat?

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. Additional upcoming events can be found on our Calendar.



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