Tuesday 5 September 2017

EcoSask News, September 5, 2017


Upcoming Events
Library of Things, Sept. 6 (Saskatoon)
The Library of Things is meeting at 7 pm, Sept. 6, at The Better Good. Come volunteer or find out more about this project.

The Pastures, the Commons & the Grasslands, Sept. 11 (Saskatoon)
Join author and activist Trevor Herriot, photographer Branimir Gjetvaj, and researcher Michael Gertler to learn more about Saskatchewan's native grasslands at 7 pm, Sept. 11, in Saskatoon.

Save Seeds, Sept. 13 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on saving seeds with the Saskatoon Seed Library from 7-9 pm, Sept. 13, at the Garden Patch. They’ll also be screening the movie Seed: The Untold Story.

Prairie Winds & Silver Sage Celebration, Sept. 16 (Val Marie)
Join Prairie Winds & Silver Sage in celebrating their 20th anniversary at 3 pm, Sept. 16, in Val Marie.

Northeast Swale Bioblitz, Sept. 16 (Saskatoon)
Join amateur naturalists and Meewasin conservation staff for a Bioblitz at the Northeast Swale on Sept. 16, 11 am to 5 pm.

Fall Photography Nature Walk, Sept. 16 (Saskatoon)
Join SaskOutdoors for a fall photography nature walk at Beaver Creek Conservation Area from 1-2:30 pm, Sept. 16.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Sept. 16 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am – 3:30 pm on Sept. 16.

Walk21 Calgary, Sept. 19-22 (Calgary)
Walk21 Calgary, Sept. 19-22, will explore Calgary’s emerging walkability, discuss how walking transforms rapidly growing cities, and share ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.


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 2 volunteer opportunities in September.
Sept. 21, 9 am-3 pmConservation Without Borders (Fairy Hill) 
Sept. 30, 9 am-3 pmMake Shoe Lake Great Again

Nature Regina Field Trips
Sept. 16, 9-11 am – Lakeridge Park Field Trip
Sept. 30, 8:30 am-6 pm – Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area & Bird Observatory
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles
Sept. 14, 8 am – Pike Lake Area
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 
Sept. 17, 1:30-6 pm – Fall Picnic at Blackstrap
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

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


Co-existing with Beavers
The Fur-Bearers will be spending 5 days in Alberta in September working with non-profits and municipalities in the Edmonton area on beaver co-existence strategies. Wouldn’t it be great to invite them to Saskatchewan?

In the News
Artificial light at night reduces visits of nocturnal pollinators to flowers by 62% 

The importance of a low-carbon building sector: "Canada has an important opportunity to transform the built environment and transition to a low-carbon future, while enhancing the performance and liveability of Canadian homes and businesses."

"We are not well prepared" - Federal government sets up expert panel to consider climate change adaptation

From awe-inspiring action shots to charming portraits - Bird Photographer of the Year 2017

Whether you’re lugging tires, bowling balls, or old Clif bar wrappers, these epic cleanups should provide inspiration

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