Tuesday 2 August 2016

EcoSask News, August 2, 2016

crab spider on wild rose

Upcoming Events
Bike Week Saskatoon, Aug. 13-19 
Celebrate biking in all its form during Bike Week Saskatoon, Aug. 13-19. Events include the Canadian Open Bike Polo Championships, Bike to Work Day, River Volta Reading Series, a Slow Roll, and a Bike Tune-Up Workshop.

Afforestation Area Protection, Aug. 18 (Saskatoon) 
Attend the Saskatoon City Council meeting at 1 pm, Aug. 18 and show your support for placing bollards at the main entry points to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area to prevent vehicles entering to dump waste.

Weeds and Wire Wipeout, Aug. 27 (SK) 
Help pull weeds and remove old wire fencing at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Asquith property on Aug. 27.

Looking Ahead 
Waste Reduction Fall Workshops, Sept. 20 & 22 (SK) 
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is planning two fall workshops.
Sept. 20 – Swift Current
Sept. 22 – Prince Albert
Topics will include Energy from Waste and Construction, Renovation & Demolition Waste.

Cypress Hills Photography Tour, Sept. 23-25 (SK) 
Branimir Gjetvaj is offering an instructional photography tour of the Cypress Hills Sept. 23-25.


Saskatoon Nature Society
Golden Eagles 
Aug. 11, 7:30 am – Ferries North of Saskatoon
Aug. 18, 8 am – Lakewood & Heritage Parks
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 
Aug. 7, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterfly Field Trip
Aug. 14, 2-4:30 pm – Sutherland Beach Botany Walk
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
Aug. 14, 6 pm – Buena Vista Sunday
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 
Lessons for Saskatoon and Regina from City of Vancouver’s plans to go 100% renewable (including buildings and transit)

The Baltic Sea will be the first to ban cruise ship waste

6 bee-friendly tips

Patagonia continues to roll out greener sportswear alternatives - this time for neoprene wetsuits 

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