Tuesday 3 March 2015

EcoSask News, March 3, 2015


Down to Earth, Mar. 4
Jasmin Fookes and Brit MacDonald are the new hosts of CFCR Radio’s environment and sustainability program that they’ve renamed Down to Earth. They’ve asked me (Penny McKinlay) to be their first guest! I’ll be on the radio this coming Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 pm, to talk about EcoFriendly Sask - how Andrew and I started it and how to apply for a grant.

Predators and Prey, Mar. 8
Adam Crane, a Ph.D. student at the University of Saskatchewan, will discuss how animals behave when threatened by prey at 2 pm, Mar. 8, at Wild Birds Unlimited. He’ll probably be accompanied by some live reptiles.

Young Naturalists
Mar. 14, 1 pm – Great Horned Owl Ecology
Mar. 21, 1 pm – Bat Ecology
Apr. 11, 1 pm – Birdhouse Workshop
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Mar. 14, 1-3 pm – Weir and City Park Birding
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).

Wildlife Rehab Volunteer Orientation, Mar. 15
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session from 1-3 pm, Mar. 15, in Cabela’s Conference Room.

Green Products
If you’re looking for green living products, check out these events in Regina and Saskatoon.

PV Waste Solutions will be selling tiered vermicompost bins at the Regina Spring Home Show, March 26-29.

The Saskatchewan Green Living Expo is coming to Saskatoon May 1-2. Exhibitors include the Canadian Passive House Institute, Rock Paper Sun, and Vereco Homes.

via Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

2015 NatureCity Festival, May 23-29
A special highlight of this year’s NatureCity Festival, Wild about Saskatoon is a gala evening on Monday, May 25, with author Dr. Shimi Kang of Vancouver and Cam Collyer of the Evergreen Foundation, Toronto, speaking on the theme of Healthy by Nature.

These two speakers are experts on the increasingly well documented connection between human health and access to quality natural surroundings.

Local organizations are invited to sponsor an activity during the Festival. Current participants include Escape Sports, Slow Food Saskatoon, and SaskOutdoors.

In the News
Edmonton has a plan to become a world-class winter city

Guelph is turning a decommissioned landfill into a pollinator park

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