Tuesday 28 April 2015

EcoSask News, April 28, 2015


Green Drinks Regina, May 6
The Ecomuseum and Blue Dot edition of Green Drinks Regina will begin at 5:30 pm, May 7, at Abstractions Café. Free pea seeds!

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society AGM, May 12
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan will hold its annual general meeting in Saskatoon from 7-9 pm, May 12.

Paddle Canada Canoe Certification Course, May 16-18 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is offering a Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills (flat water) Certification course in Saskatoon, May 16-18, 2015.

Home Green Home, May 19
Braden and Ali Turnquist will discuss their experience building a passive house and will share their experience in designing an energy-efficient home, including the products and appliances at 7 pm, May 19, at the Frances Morrison Library.

Indigenous Pollinator Garden Design Workshops, May 24
Learn about the native plants that support pollinator species, such as birds, butterflies and bees, at Wanuskewin on May 24. Only 5 tickets left!

Field Trips
Golden Eagles 
Apr. 30, 8 am – Brightwater Marsh and Blackstrap

Other Nature Society Field Trips
May 2, 10-11 am – Jane’s Walk through President Murray Park
Sundays in May, 7-9 am – MVA Trail Bird Walk (ideal for beginners)
May 13, 7-9 pm – Richard St. Barb Baker Park Walk
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).

Additional upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar


Congratulations to Saskatoon CarShare Cooperative on receiving the 2015 Environmental Activism Award from the Saskatchewan Eco Network.

Congratulations to The Hollows on receiving the 2015 Waste Minimization Award from the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council.

Stark & Marsh, Swift Current, are the first business to receive an environmental award from the Saskatchewan Association of Watershed Stewards.

EcoFriendly Action Grants – April 2015 (6 grants - $3,500)
Melfort Cross-Country Ski Club - $500 to repair the ski trails in Fort a la Corne provincial forest

Karen Farmer, Brit MacDonald (SFLBC), Prairie Garden Seed - $500 to establish the Saskatoon Seed Library

McDermid Community School Kindergarten (Regina) - $500 to set up raised beds for a school garden

Macklin Daycare Inc. - $500 to set up raised garden beds and a compost bin

Resort Village of Chorney Beach - $500 to purchase fruit trees, shrubs, and plants for a Nature Sanctuary

Nature Regina - $1,000 to purchase new signage for their Hidden Valley Sanctuary

EcoFriendly Takes a Break 
EcoFriendly Sask will be taking a short sabbatical as Penny is getting a bright-new, shiny-new hip. Talk to you again soon!

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