Tuesday 8 September 2015

EcoSask News, September 8, 2015


Green Drinks Regina, Sept. 10
Green Drinks Regina will discuss electric vehicles in Saskatchewan and SaskPower’s latest energy conservation initiatives from 5:40-7:15 pm, Sept. 10, at Abstractions Café.
Flowering Rush Removal, Sept. 10/11 
Help the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan remove invasive flowering rush from a wetland between Young and Watrous on Sept. 10 and 11. Contact NPSS to let them know you’ll be attending.

Trash Bashes & Fence Fighting, Sept. 11, 18, 26
Join Nature Conservancy of Canada for one of the following outdoor clean-up opportunities:
Trash Bash on Asquith, Sept. 11
Fence Fighting at Fairy Hill, Sept. 18
Edenwold Fence Pull, Sept. 26

Vereco Open House, Sept. 12
Find out what’s involved in designing efficient homes at a Vereco Open House from 1-4 pm, Sept. 12. Register to attend more in-depth workshops at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

Dark Skies at the Creek, Sept. 19
Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at Beaver Creek Conservation Area from 8 pm to 1:30 am, Sept. 19. Local astronomers and telescopes will be on hand along with the “bat girls.” Visitors can learn about nocturnal wildlife on hikes at 10 pm and 12 pm.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Sept. 19 
The City of Saskatoon accepts household hazardous waste once a month at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am - 3:30 pm. The next Household Hazardous Waste Day is September 19.

Optimistic Environmentalist, Sept. 21
David Boyd, an environmental lawyer and author of Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies will be speaking in Saskatoon on Sept. 21:
12-1 pm, Room 150, College of Law, U of S 
7 pm, McNally Robinson Booksellers

Living with Wildlife Conference, Oct. 16 
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals is holding a one-day Living with Wildlife Conference in Vancouver on October 16. The conference speakers will discuss solutions for co-existing with urban wildlife.

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


Ducks Unlimited is calling on the Saskatchewan government to introduce mitigation strategies to accompany the new drainage regulations.

The largest wildlife overpass in the US has been proposed for Los Angeles’ 101 freeway. Should we be considering some shorter wildlife overpasses over the proposed roads in the Northeast Swale?

Meewasin Valley Authority is developing an energy conservation program at Beaver Creek. The program will include the installation of solar panels and a net metering system and will include insulation strategies, renewable energy, waste reduction, and a discussion of animal and plant adaptation.

The National Film Board has undertaken a documentary initiative to explore issues and stories from the southern prairies. The project includes films, media clinics, and community screenings. More information is available on their blog.

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