Tuesday 27 March 2012

EcoSask News, March 27, 2012

Saskatoon Bike Co-op, March 31
The Saskatoon Bike Co-op launches March 31 from noon-5 pm at City Park Cycle. The Co-op will teach members how to fix their own bicycles, offer training, and promote cycling safety.

Carbonless Community Concert, March 31
Enjoy a carbonless community concert from 8:30-11:30 pm on March 31 in Browser’s CafĂ©, Upper Level Memorial Union Building, U of S campus. Musicians are Minor Matter, Chad Reynolds, and Laura Artus.

Saskatoon Unplugged, March 31
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is holding a historical ghost walk in the dark to celebrate Earth Hour 2012 on March 31 at 8 pm at the Hotel Bessborough.

Bluebird Trip to Pike Lake, March 31
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society as they look for bluebirds and other early spring migrants at Pike Lake on March 31 from 9 am-2 pm. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the intersection of Crerar Drive and Caen Street in Montgomery Place. For more information, contact the field trip leaders at 244-6746.

Garbology Program, April 1
Visit the Meewasin Valley Centre at 2 pm on April 1 to learn more about garbage and how we can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. There will be a game and crafts made by reusing everyday items. Call 665-6888 to register. Program cost is $2.

Gardenscape, March 30-April 1
You’ll find lots of friends and interesting booths at Gardenscape. Don’t miss the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan, Prairie Master Gardener Program, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, Saskatoon Nature Society, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan.

Join CPAWS SK board and staff for refreshments and a presentation on their current conservation campaigns at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 3 in the J.S. Wood Library Auditorium.

SES Annual General Meeting, April 4
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on April 4 at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. A wine and cheese social at 7 pm will be followed by a talk by Anna Hunter on Making the Connections: Decolonization, Empowerment & Environmental Activism.

Grasslands Conservation Survey, April 5
Nature Canada is conducting a survey on grassland conservation initiatives that foster biodiversity and provide economic benefits to Prairie communities.

Senator Herb Sparrow, a pioneer in soil conservation, has been inducted into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame.

Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures received the Tourism Saskatchewan Rookie of the Year award. Robin and Arlene Karpan received the Travel Media award for their book Saskatchewan’s Best Hikes & Nature Walks.

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