Tuesday 13 October 2015

EcoSask News, October 13, 2015

autumn leaves

Upcoming Events
Great-Horned Owl, Oct. 18 
Greg Fenty, Saskatoon Zoo Society, will give a short presentation and introduce Spirt, the great-horned owl, at 1 pm, Oct. 18, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Falcon Hunt, Oct. 18 
The trip to watch Dr. Lynn Oliphant’s falcons catch their prey was cancelled on Oct. 4 due to bad weather. It has been rescheduled for Oct. 18. Meet at Wild Birds Unlimited at 4 pm.

Reducing Fence-Related Wildlife Collisions, Oct. 20
PCAP-SK is presenting a webinar about reducing fence-related wildlife collisions in Grasslands National Park at 3 pm, Oct. 20.

Be a Smarter Shopper, Oct. 20
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council will offer tips for reducing waste and shopping locally in winter at 7 pm, Oct. 20, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

Urban Permaculture Film, Oct. 21
Permaculture Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Food Council are showing the film Urban Permaculture: Sustainable Strategies for Urban Living at 7 pm, Oct. 21.

Reflections Art Festival, Oct. 23-25
The Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association is holding Reflections Art Festival, their annual wildlife art festival, at Prairieland Park from Oct. 23-25.

Cross-Canada Canoe Odyssey, Oct. 26 (Regina)
Nathalie Brunet will show the film Cross-Canada Canoe Odyssey and describe her participation at Nature Regina’s meeting on Oct. 26.

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

Photo credit: Terri Jackson

Kids in Nature Grant Program
The Saskatoon Nature Society is now taking applications for their Kids in Nature Grant. This grant was established to strengthen existing programs and encourage new initiatives that connect youth in the Saskatoon area with nature. The Society has set aside approximately $2,000 for this year’s Kids in Nature grant. The application deadline is December 31, 2015. Information and application forms are available on the Saskatoon Nature Society website.

"Really Meewasin? This is disappointing. . . .You are better than this and you have a chance to prove it by protecting the swale from any development - roads included."

Plan now for a zero-waste Hallowe’en.

Hillside Festival, Guelph, not only recycles and composts, it also washes dishes and cutlery and has a water wagon provided by the city.

Lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the US - but please, folks, plastic lawns aren't an improvement - grow vegetables!

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).