Tuesday, 2 May 2017

EcoSask News, May 2, 2017

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Upcoming Events
Recognition Awards, May 3 (Hafford)
The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in Saskatchewan is presenting awards to 25 projects on May 3 in Hafford.

Breeding Bird Atlas Workshop, May 7 (Regina) 
Find out how to collect data for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas in Regina from 10 am – 4 pm, May 7.

Bees, May 10 (Regina)
Find out why we need bees and what we can do to help them from an experienced beekeeper from 7 – 8 pm, May 10, at the Connaught Branch, Regina Public Library.

Nature Moose Jaw AGM, May 12
Nature Moose Jaw is holding its annual general meeting at 7 pm, May 12, at 510 Main Street North.

Build Your Own Rain Barrel, May 12 (Herbert)
Join the Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards at 7 pm, May 12, in Herbert, and build your own rain barrel.

Great Canadian Birdathon, May 13 (Regina)
Join Nature Regina for the Great Canadian Birdathon in Wascana Park from 7 am – 4 pm, May 13.

International Migratory Bird Day, May 13 (Last Mountain Lake)
Nature Saskatchewan will be hosting International Migratory Bird Day activities and the official launch of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas from 11 am, May 13, at the Last Mountain Bird Observatory, Last Mountain Regional Park. (updated - May 3/17)

Wildlife Rehab Banquet, May 13 (Saskatoon)
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation is holding a fundraising banquet on May 13 with entertainment by Jody Peters.

Breeding Bird Atlas Workshop, May 13 (Yorkton) 
Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail is hosting a breeding bird atlas workshop near Yorkton from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, May 13.

Beekeeping Workshop, May 13 (Prince Albert)
Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild is hosting a beekeeping workshop from 10 am – 4 pm, May 13.

Compost Workshop, May 13 (Saskatoon) 
Join Waste Not yxe and the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council for a composting workshop from 10 am – noon, May 13.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, May 13 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm, May 13.

SOS Elms AGM, May 14 (Saskatoon)
SOS Elms Coalition is holding its AGM at 1:30 pm, May 14, at the Marr Residence.

Nature Regina AGM, May 15 (Regina)
Join Nature Regina for their annual general meeting from 7 – 9:30 pm, May 15. Following a strawberry social, Kathy Hamre, Regina birder/photographer, will present an overview of Arizona's Patagonia Lake and other desert ecosystems.

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Looking Ahead
Nature Saskatchewan Spring Meet, June 2-4 (Candle Lake)
Nature Saskatchewan’s Spring Meet will be held at Candle Lake from June 2-4. Take a geology tour, help band owls, find out about bat vocalization, and more.

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

In the News
A solution may be on the horizon for Quill Lakes flooding.

Two University of Saskatchewan water researchers are part of an international team that has discovered that global reserves of underground water once assumed to be pure are vulnerable to contamination. 

“When you photograph an insect up close for the details you need to ID them, they become more than just a ‘bug’ . . . . You realize it has a face. It has eyes. It’s looking at you. It’s got beautiful designs on its body.”

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