Tuesday 4 July 2017

EcoSask News, July 4, 2017


Upcoming Events
Quill Lakes Public Info Session, July 11 (Fort Qu’Appelle)
WUQWATR is holding a public information session at 7 pm, July 11, to discuss the potential impact of the Quill Lakes on the Qu’Appelle Valley river system.

Garden Patch Bioblitz, July 12 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon Nature Society and the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre are holding a bioblitz at the Garden Patch from 7-9 pm, July 12.

Plant Diseases, Illnesses & Solutions, July 15 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on plant diseases, illnesses & solutions from 2-4 pm, July 15, at the Garden Patch.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, July 15 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm on July 15.

Family Day at the Zoo, July 16 (Saskatoon)
The Family Day at the Zoo fundraiser, including entertainment, animal talks, and activities for children, will be held from 9 am-4 pm, July 16.

NCC Conservation Volunteer Program (SK)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Conservation Volunteers program provides great opportunities to get outside and do your part to protect or repair damage to the environment. There are 3 volunteer opportunities in July.
July 12, 5:30-8:30 pmWest Parklands Open House (near Shellbrook)
July 14, 9 am-3 pmKick Up at Kettlehut (near Central Butte)
July 22, 9 am-3 pmMessy-EH? (near Alvena)

water strider

Nature Regina Field Trips
July 15, 8 am-4 pm – Buffalo Pound Wilderness Area
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Saskatoon Young Naturalists
Aug. 1, 6-9 pm – Peregrine Falcon Field Trip
Sept. 23, 9:30 am-1:30 pm – Sandhill Crane Field Trip
Oct. 4, 7:30-9:30 pm – Saw-whet Owl Field Trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.
Golden Eagles
July 6, 7 am – Breeding Bird Atlas Square Bashing
July 13, 8 am – Search for Prairie Lilies
July 20, 8 am – MVA Trail Walk
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

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

In the News
I am the Saskatchewan River Delta covering 10,000 sq km and yet I receive little recognition and almost no protection

Vienna manages its residual waste entirely within city limits, using trash to keep thousands of citizens warm in winter

Indigenous Climate Action is working to bridge the gap between government strategies on climate change and Indigenous knowledge

We need to start treating climate change like a public health crisis

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).