Tuesday 26 May 2015

EcoSask News, May 26, 2015

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Green Drinks Saskatoon, May 29
Green Drinks Saskatoon is meeting at 5:30 pm, May 29, at The Woods Alehouse as part of NatureCity Festival.

Green Drinks Regina, June 4
Green Drinks Regina, at 6 pm, June 4, will offer a preview of the upcoming Saskatchewan Solar Tour and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Climate Friendly Zone campaign.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean-up, June 6
Montgomery Place Community Association is holding a clean-up of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area from 9 am - 3 pm, June 6. Additional information is available on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar or by contacting Trish Schmidt.

Saskatchewan Solar Tour, June 20
This year’s Saskatchewan Solar Tour of working examples of solar technology will be held on June 20. The morning tour will visit sites in Regina. The afternoon tour will visit sites in Lumsden, Aylesbury, and Craik.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, July 30-Aug 3
SaskOutdoors is offering a Leave No Trace Master Educator course from July 30 to August 3 in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Aug. 21-24
SaskOutdoors is offering an Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid course from Aug. 21-24.

Field Trips
Golden Eagles
June 4, 7:30 am – Kernen Prairie
June 11, 7:30 am – MacDowall and Nesbit Forest Area

Other Nature Society Field Trips
May 31, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterflies I
June 6, 2-10 pm – Sparrow and Marsh Birds Field Trip
June 13, 8 am – 5 pm – Tiger Hills Upland Field Trip
June 14, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterflies II

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).

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

Garden Patch Goes Solar
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s Garden Patch now has a solar-powered office thanks to City of Saskatoon and Brent Veitch, Rock Paper Sun.

Did you know?
Climate Friendly Zone Saskatchewan is on Facebook and Twitter

Stay in touch with Wascana Marsh’s turtles on the Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s blog

The Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity has been formed to promote increased development of Canada’s renewable energy resources

The Prince Albert chapter of the Council of Canadians is calling for a ban on bottled water sales at the city’s arenas and other public facilities

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