Tuesday 7 June 2016

EcoSask News, June 7, 2016

bee on flowers

Upcoming Events
Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, June 1 – July 15 (Canada)
Help scientists learn more about bumble bees and the protection they need by participating in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from June 1-July 15.

Paris Climate Conference – And After? June 10 (Regina)
Join Hayley Carlson, Climate Friendly Zone Saskatchewan, and Steven Guilbeault, Equiterre, for a post-COP21 discussion at 7 pm, June 10, in Regina.

Wildlife Rehab. Orientation, June 11 (Lloydminster)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session in Lloydminster from 1-3 pm, June 11.

Wetland Field Trip, June 11 (Saskatoon)
Barbara Hanbidge, a policy specialist with Ducks Unlimited, will lead a tour of three Saskatoon wetlands from 1-4 pm, June 11. The tour is sponsored by the Prairie Water Gardening Society. Everyone is welcome.

How to Make a Native Bee Home, June 11 (Saskatoon)
Amber Lynn Burton will explain how to make a native bee home at 10 am, June 11, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch.

Effects of Light Pollution on Prairie Wildlife, June 16 (webinar)
Chris Beckett, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, will be discussing the importance of dark nocturnal skies for prairie conservation at a webinar at 12 pm, June 16, as part of the SK-PCAP Native Prairie Speaker series.

Oil Sands Workers for Renewable Energy, June 19 (Saskatoon)
Devin Tepleski, Iron + Earth, will lead a discussion of an initiative to retrain oil sands workers for renewable energy at 7 pm, June 19, at The Stand.

robin with worms

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles
June 23, 7:30 am – Pike Lake
June 30, 8 am – Gabriel Dumont Park
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
June 15 & 22, 7-9:15 pm – Duck ID Class & Field Trip
June 25, 9 am to noon – Beaver Creek Botany Trip
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
June 19, 5:30-8:30 pm – Last Mountain Lake/Little Arm River Estuary
June 28, 5:30-8:30 pm – Wildflowers at Hidden Valley
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

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

In the News 
Shift Goes Solar
The SES Solar Co-op, in partnership with Shift Development, has installed 90 solar panels on the roof of The Two Twenty Building on 20th Street. This is the largest solar array to date in the Saskatoon Light and Power district.

The Solar Co-op is also looking forward to their next project – a jointly owned ground-mounted solar installation with the City of Saskatoon at the Landfill Gas Generating Station adjacent to Circle Drive South. The project has full approval from both Saskatoon City Council and the SES Solar Co-op Board and is scheduled for construction this fall.

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