Tuesday 19 May 2015

EcoSask News, May 19, 2015

White pelicans

NatureCity Festival
The third annual NatureCity Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 23, at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. There are over 40 different events from May 23-29 as well as a school program and specialist workshops. Check the NatureCity Festival Calendar for full details.

Lend a Hand for Nature – NCC Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at a National Conservancy of Canada volunteer event or take the pledge to complete activities of your choice on your own schedule. The first Saskatchewan volunteer event is in Edenwold on May 29.

Wascana Turtle Project, May 30 (Regina)
Join Kelsey Marchand, University of Regina, at the Wings Over Wascana Nature Festival on May 30, for a discussion on how she’ll be tracking the Western Painted Turtles in Wascana Marsh (PCAP-SK speaker series).

Regional Plan Open House, June 2 & 3
Partnership For Growth is hosting two open house events from 4-8 pm, June 2 and 3, to introduce the Regional Plan, which is designed to provide a more coordinated approach to regional planning and servicing.

The plan will cover the physical, social, and economic circumstances for the Saskatoon region and will have a significant impact on the natural environment.

Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival, June 5 & 6
Take a tour or attend a fundraising dinner for the Chaplin Lake Nature Centre on June 5 and 6.

Check out the great photographs of birds at Chaplin Lake on Robin and Arlene Karpan's photo blog.

Taste the Rewards: Permaculture Workshop Series, June 13 & 17
Mark McLaughlin from Timber Timber is offering a permaculture workshop series designed to build the capacity of Saskatoon’s permaculture community. The workshops will be held at The Hollows from 11 am to 1:30 pm on June 13 and 27 and include lunch. Early bird deadline is May 31.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar.

Climate Friendly Zone
Make a personal commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by signing up for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Climate Friendly Zone campaign.

Saskatoon Seed Library
The Saskatoon Seed Library is starting up this year at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch.

The SaskHiker website lists hikes and outdoor adventures in all corners of the province. There are directions, background information, and tips.

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