Tuesday 29 April 2014

EcoSask News, April 29, 2014


Bird Walks
The Saskatoon Nature Society is offering early morning bird walks on the Meewasin Trail every Sunday in May - a great opportunity for people who are new to birding. Their program also includes:
May 4 – Waterfowl at Brightwater Marsh & Blackstrap Lake (3-9 pm)
May 13 – Great horned owl banding evening (7-9 pm)

Beekeeping, May 4
Dr. Barry Brown will introduce beekeeping with a live hive demonstration at Wild Birds Unlimited at 1:30 pm, May 4.

Jane’s Walk Saskatoon, May 4
Check out the Jane’s Walk Saskatoon website to see the list of walks that are currently on offer. Don’t miss Nature Photography in Downtown Saskatoon with Branimir Gjetvaj (9 am), Safari Hunt for Birds, Beasts & Plants in Downtown Saskatoon (12 & 1:30 pm), Meewasin Trails Interpretive Walk (1 pm), Urban Agriculture (1 pm), and Campus Green Roofs (2 & 3 pm).

The Road Is How, May 9
Trevor Herriot will launch his latest book, The Road Is How, at 7 pm, May 9, at McNally Robinson Bookseller.

Wilderness Orienteering & Navigation, June 1
CanoeSki Discovery Company is offering a day-long map and compass course on June 1.

Conservation Volunteers
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is organizing a wide variety of volunteer events at their Saskatchewan properties. From bioblitzes to ranch repairs, it’s a chance to spend time in Saskatchewan’s wild places.

Backyard Garden Sharing
Want to garden or help someone else garden this summer? Check out the CHEP Backyard Gardening Program.

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EcoFriendly Action Grants - April 2014
Saskatchewan Solar Tour ($500) - bus tour of renewable energy sites in Regina and Moose Jaw

Buffalo Narrows Community Garden ($500) - establish a community garden

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A passive solar greenhouse in Invermere, BC, catches people’s attention

Canada has the skills needed to expand its geothermal industry

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Can pets be part of a sustainable future? Probably not. Food for two German Shepherd dogs requires more resources than the average Bangladeshi uses each year in total

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