Tuesday 26 April 2016

EcoSask News, April 26, 2016

Bohemian Waxwings

Upcoming Events
Native Plants & Grasses, Apr. 28 (Regina)
Nora Stewart, author of Cultivating Our Roots, will be presenting on Native Plants & Grasses at the 7 pm, Apr. 28, meeting of the Regina Horticultural Society.

Reducing Home Water Consumption, May 4
Ronn Lepage will share the lessons learned from Vereco Home’s research on how to reduce and reuse potable water in your home at the May 4 meeting of the Energy Management Task Force.

Grasslands Project Films, May (southern Saskatchewan)
The National Film Board will be premiering their Grasslands Project films in various communities across southern Saskatchewan in May.
May 6 – Magrath
May 7 – Coutts
May 8 – Foremost
May 10 – Rockglen
May 11 – Radville
May 12 – Gravelbourg
May 13 – Wood Mountain
May 14 - Eastend

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-9:30 am – MVA Trail Bird Walk (ideal for beginners)
May 11, 7-9:30 pm – Owl Banding Evening
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
Apr. 30, 8:30-11:30 am – Condie & Brown’s Slough Field Trip
May 21, 10 am – 12 pm – 3 Lakes Walk in NW Regina
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

Climate Change for all Ages Book Readings, May 7
Ingrid Alesich will be reading from her book Artemis Flies to the Rescue at 1 & 3 pm, May 7, at Turning the Tide.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, May 7 (Regina)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste, major appliances, rimless tires, and some electronics at the City of Regina’s Public Works Yard (2425 4th Avenue) from 9 am – 3:45 pm on May 7.

Rain Barrel Fundraiser, May 7 (Prud’homme)
Prud’homme Library is selling rain barrels as a fundraiser from 10 am to 2 pm, May 7.

Wise Seedling Spree, May 7
Nature Conservancy of Canada is holding its first conservation volunteer event of the season on May 7.

Bohemian Waxwings taking flight

Jane’s Walk Saskatoon, May 7
Jane's Walk Saskatoon events include:
Hike and nature photography at the Northeast Swale
Meewasin ecological walk
Making change: 23rd Street protected bike lane

Jane’s Walk Regina, May 7
Jane's Walk Regina events include:
Riverside Dyke: holding back the floods
Wascana Lake: dig it and they will come

Master Naturalist Program Courses, May 26, 27
The Saskatchewan Master Naturalist Program debuts during Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival with the following courses:
May 26 – Citizen Science
May 27 – Urban Ecosystems
Register online.

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

Plastic Pollution Coalition: 4Rs Pledge
The Plastic Pollution Coalition encourages individuals to take the 4R Pledge:
Refuse disposable plastic wherever and whenever possible. Choose items that are not packaged in plastic, and carry your own bags, containers and utensils. Say 'no straw, please.'

Reduce your plastic footprint. Cut down on your consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts. If it will leave behind plastic trash, don’t use it.

Reuse durable, non-toxic straws, utensils, to-go containers, bottles, bags, and other everyday items. Choose glass, paper, stainless steel, wood, ceramic and bamboo over plastic.

Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse. Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source to manufacturing to distribution to disposal.

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