Tuesday 2 June 2015

EcoSask News, June 2, 2015

Canada geese

Exploring the Boreal Forest Photography Workshop, June 5-7 
John Murray is offering a two-day photography workshop at Ness Creek, including wildlife photography, post-production computer techniques, and one-on-one sessions, from June 5-7.

Saskatoon CarShare Co-op AGM, June 6
Everyone is invited to attend the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative’s AGM from 5-8 pm, June 6, at d’Lish by Trish (702A 14th Street East). The event is free, but you’re asked to reserve a place online.

Wolves 101, June 7 
Join a videoconference to the International Wolf Centre from 3-4 pm, June 7, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Summer Star Parties, July/Aug
Visit one of Saskatoon’s two Dark Sky Preserves and enjoy a Star Party organized by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
July 25 – Grasslands National Park
Aug. 12-16Cypress Hills Inter-Provincial Park

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

EcoFriendly Action Grants - May 2015 (2 grants  $1,000)
Ecology Camps for Kids – $500 to support children’s ecology camps
Two Green Wheels Saskatoon – $500 to support a bicycle-powered compost pick-up service

Milkweed & Monarchs
Monarch butterflies can’t survive without milkweed. CBC Saskatchewan has compiled a list of places where you can obtain milkweed in Saskatchewan.

Blazing Star Wildlflower Seed Company is at the Street Stall Saturday Market adjacent to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and hopes to have Dwarf Milkweed for sale in June.


Urban Wildlife
The City of Toronto’s staff recognize that the best way to prevent urban wildlife conflicts is by controlling people’s behaviour - not wildlife. The plan includes developing a wildlife feeding bylaw, guidelines for wildlife-proofing residential and commercial developments, and identifying possible funding sources to assist the Toronto Wildlife Centre in their mitigation of conflict situations.

Home Water Conservation
Don’t wait until there’s a problem before starting to conserve water: 5 tips to get you started.

Bird Seed and Flowers
Don’t buy bird seed - grow it: ten flowering plants that look gorgeous and reward you with seeds.

Greater Sage Grouse
The US plans to limit petroleum drilling in greater sage grouse habitat. Some companies are already assisting by limiting truck traffic and sowing native plants to provide grouse with food and cover.

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. 

You can follow EcoFriendly Sask by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or by email (top right corner).