Tuesday 30 December 2014

EcoSask News: Major Events in 2015

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Outlined below are some of the major events we can look forward to in 2015:

Native Plant Society AGM & Conference, Feb. 6-7
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan is hosting its 20th annual meeting and conference in Saskatoon on February 6 and 7. The keynote speaker will be Aimee Hurt from Working Dogs for Conservation, a Montana-based non-profit organization that uses detector dogs to survey for plant and animal species.

Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop, Feb. 11 & 12
Prairie Waters Working Group is hosting a workshop on Aquatic Invasive Species: Understanding the Issues in Saskatoon (Feb. 11) and Regina (Feb. 12). Of particular concern are quagga and zebra mussels. The workshop will cover identification, prevention, and opportunities for eradication.

Seedy Saturday 2015, Feb./March
The dates have been set for Seedy Saturday 2015:
Regina - Feb. 28
Moose Jaw - Mar. 1
Saskatoon - Mar. 7
Yorkton - Mar. 14
Estevan - Mar. 15

SK Association of Watersheds, Apr. 13-15
The Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds will hold its annual conference in Melfort, April 13-15.

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2015 Waste Re-Forum, Apr. 22-24
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is holding their annual Waste Re-Forum from April 22-24 in Saskatoon. Keynote speakers are Chris Turner and Dr. Norman Sheehan.

Environmental Film Festival, April/May
Plans are underway for the 10th annual Sask Eco-Network Environmental Film Festival.

NatureCity Festival, May 23-29
NatureCity Festival, an action-packed week of speakers, workshops, outings and exhibits, is scheduled for May 23-29 in Saskatoon. Stay tuned for further details.

Nature Saskatchewan Spring Meet, June 19-21
The Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association (YFBTA) will be hosting the 2015 Spring Meet of Nature Saskatchewan. The meet will be held Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 and will be centered in Saltcoats. Nature Saskatchewan’s Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday morning, June 21.

It's hard keeping up with all the great events happening around Saskatchewan. Check our Calendar and see if we've missed anything.