Tuesday 19 July 2016

EcoSask News, July 19, 2016

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Happening Soon
Paper Wildlife Conservancy, July 23 (Saskatoon)
The Paper Wildlife Conservancy (PWC) is a public art/urban ecology campaign highlighting the ways in which urban wildlife positively contributes to Saskatoon’s community identity. 100 hand-drawn and hand-printed animals will be installed in pre-negotiated urban “habitats” across Saskatoon. These animals will be monitored by the PWC as though they were a real captive-bred wildlife population and the public will be encouraged to share their sightings via social media.

Meet the artist and view the artwork at 7 pm, July 23. The paper animals will be released throughout Riversdale and downtown over the weekend.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, July 23 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste (e.g. light bulbs, aerosols, fuels) at the SaskTel Centre from 9 am – 3:30 pm on July 23.

Big Muddy Lake Field Tour, July 30 (SK)
Join the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan at 9 am, July 30, for a tour of the Big Muddy securement area, a new project of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Contact Chet Neufeld at info@npss.sk.ca to register.

Rooftop Garden Workshop, Aug. 3 (Saskatoon)
Join Michael Molaro, Higher Groundwork, from 6-7:30 pm, Aug. 3, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch for an interactive green roofs demonstration.

Green Drinks Regina, Aug. 4
Green Drinks Regina from 5:30-7:30 pm, Aug. 4, is hosting Josh Campbell who is working on a documentary which connects Canadian company phosphate purchases with the occupation of the Western Sahara.

Wildlife Rehab. Volunteer Orientation, Aug 6 (Regina)
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is holding a volunteer orientation session in Regina from 1-3 pm, Aug. 6.

Species at Risk Farm Program Workshops, Aug. 9 & 11 (SK)
Agricultural producers are invited to attend pilot workshops to find out how they can become species at risk stewards and access funding to protect and enhance habitat for species at risk.
Aug. 9, 9 am- 4:30 pm – Swift Current
Aug. 11, 9 am-4:30 pm – Saskatoon

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Looking Ahead
Old Man on His Back Prairie Extravaganza, Aug. 13-14 (SK)
Join Nature Conservancy of Canada at Old Man on His Back Aug. 13-14 to help clean up the bison handling facilities, cap fence posts, and place markers along fence lines to increase their visibility for greater sage grouse.

Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 (Saskatoon)
Highlights of the Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet hosted by the Saskatoon Nature Society from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 include Wanuskewin, Peregrine Falcon, Whooping Crane, and Saw-whet Owl field trips; and a talk by Brian Johns on “The Secret Life of Whooping Cranes past, present and future.”

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

Interesting News
The Government of Saskatchewan has told Algonquin Power to find a different location for the proposed Chaplin Wind Farm. It will not be allowed to interfere with native prairie and a migratory bird reserve.

Pimacihowin Project, a First Nations youth trades initiative, has teamed up with Vereco Homes to build an energy-efficient home for Beardys and Okemasis First Nation.

The U of S is developing an early warning system for invasive zebra mussels.

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