Tuesday, 21 June 2016

EcoSask News, June 21, 2016

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Coming Soon
Bike Valet Volunteers, June 22 (Saskatoon)
Come find out about upcoming Bike Valet events and sign up as a volunteer from 7-9 pm, June 22, at The Karma – Conscious CafĂ© & Eatery. Email cyclingeventsyxe@gmail.com for more info or to RSVP.

Invasive Plant ID Day, June 22 (Moose Jaw)
The Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards are hosting an Invasive Plant ID Day on June 22 in Moose Jaw.

SaskOutdoors Interpretive Road Trip, July 1-10 (SK)
SaskOutdoors will be visiting 4 provincial parks this summer with a variety of activities: early morning bird walks, pond dipping, photography hikes, campfire building and tarp setting workshops.
Cypress Hills – July 1-3
Great Blue Heron – July 4-6
Narrow Hills – July 7-8
Greenwater Lake – July 9-10

Species at Risk Farm Program, July 6 (webinar)
Tracy Hansen, Simply Ag, will be talking about the SK Species at Risk Farm Program: Habitat Protection and Enhancement in a July 6 webinar sponsored by PCAP-SK.

Scavengers & Outcasts, until July 9 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatchewan Craft Council’s current exhibit, running until July 9, features unloved animals - scavengers and outcasts.

Wildlife Rehab. Volunteer Orientation, July 9 (Saskatoon)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session in Saskatoon on July 9.

Nebo Bioblitz, July 9 (SK)
Help Nature Conservancy of Canada identify all kinds of wildlife at their Nebo property on July 9.

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Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
July 1, 9 am-2 pm – Wild Orchids Field Trip
July 2, 8 am-5 pm – Tiger Hills Upland Field Trip
July 9 – North American Butterfly Count
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Looking Ahead
Grasslands Star Nights, July 22-23
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be hosting public star nights in the West Block, Grasslands National Park on July 22-23.

Fairy Hill Dance Performances, July 15-17 (Regina)
New Dance Horizons will be performing at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Fairy Hill property (20 minute drive north of Regina) July 15-17.

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

Interesting News
What does it mean to be native in the city? “To sustain biodiversity across the Anthropocene it will be necessary to avoid extinctions while sustaining the evolutionary processes that produce biodiversity. A focus on native plantings – inherently the natives of the past — has the potential to make cities into biodiversity museums – or worse.”

Four concrete steps Canada could take to reduce national emissions

Peregrine falcons have returned to Regina’s City Hall

Slick Water by Andrew Nikiforuk raises questions about the role of Big Oil in government, society’s obsession with rapidly depleting supplies of unconventional oil and gas, and the future of civil society

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