Tuesday 27 February 2018

EcoSask News, February 27, 2018

frosty pigeon

Upcoming Events
Saskatoon Talks Trash, Mar. 1 & 6 (Saskatoon)
City of Saskatoon is redesigning its curbside waste collection program and looking for residents’ input:
Online Survey (until Mar. 4)
Pop-up EventsMar. 1, 12:30-3:30 pm & 6:30-9 pm
Community WorkshopsMar. 1, 1-3 pm & 7-9 pm (register in advance)
Accessible Waste CollectionMar. 6, 9:30-11:30 am (register in advance)

MVA's Founding Principles, Mar. 2 (Saskatoon)
Join members of Saskatoon’s conservation community as they argue for a rededication of the Meewasin Valley Authority to its founding principles of conservation and education at a special meeting of the MVA Board at noon, Mar. 2, at the Saskatoon Club.

Bike Art Show, Mar. 3 (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon Cycles is hosting a Bike Art Show with stories, sculpture, and art from 5-7 pm, Mar. 3, in Saskatoon.

The Wildlife Society AGM, Mar. 3 (Saskatoon)
The Wildlife Society is holding its annual general meeting on Mar. 3 in Saskatoon. There will be a GIS workshop from 1-4 pm followed by the AGM with a keynote address by Patricia Farnese.

Changing Climate & Environment of Western Canada, Mar. 6 (Saskatoon)
Join the Changing Cold Regions Network for a documentary and discussion of the changing climate and environment of Western Canada at 7:30 pm, Mar. 6, Saskatoon.

Corridor Planning Program, Mar. 7 (Saskatoon)
Learn about and discuss the City of Saskatoon’s current Public Transit Infrastructure Fund projects and future plans for the city. There will be activities for all ages so bring your family.

Trends Transforming the Energy Sector, Mar. 7 (Saskatoon)
Anouk Kendall, Decentralised Energy Canada, will discuss Trends Transforming the Energy Sector at the Mar. 7 meeting of the Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force.

Yellowhead Flyway Birding, Mar. 8 (Saltcoats)
Sarah Ludlow will speak about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s work at the 7 pm, Mar. 8, meeting of the Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association.

Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards AGM, Mar. 8 (Swift Current) 

There will be presentations on the results of the Swift Current Creek Water Monitoring Project and on Providing Habitat for the Northern Leopard Frog at the SCCWS AGM at 1 pm, Mar. 8.

SaskOutdoors AGM, Mar. 10 (Moose Jaw)
SaskOutdoors will hold their annual general meeting on Mar. 10 in Moose Jaw with a presentation on burrowing owls and a chance to enjoy outdoor winter activities.

Owls on Tour, Mar. 10 (Regina)
Find out what makes the burrowing owl unique at 2 pm, Mar. 10, in Regina.

Low Water Gardening, Mar. 10 (Regina)
Discover water-wise gardening approaches to reduce your eco footprint and water bills from 2-3 pm, Mar. 10, Sherwood Village Branch Library.

Winter Cycling Adventure, Mar. 10/11 (Saskatoon)
Join Saskatoon Cycles for a winter camping and cycling adventure on Mar. 10/11.

frost over the river

Looking Ahead
Artifact/Artifiction, Mar. 16 (Regina)
Test your wits as you separate Artifact from Artifiction at the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum fundraiser from 7-10 pm, Mar. 16.

NatureSketch Clubs, Apr-June (Saskatoon)
The Robert Bateman Centre is offering an outdoor nature program for kids that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats from Apr. 7-June 16 in Saskatoon. The Centre will also be offering an Adult NatureSketch program from May 5-June 16 in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Saskatoon Young Naturalists
Apr. 14, 1-2:30 pm – Birdhouse Workshop
Apr. 22, 1-3 pm – Crocus Hike
May 5, 12-3 pm – Pike Lake Field Trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.
Saskatoon Nature Society 
Mar. 4, 1:30-4:30 pm – Pike Lake Birding
Mar. 18, 1:30-3:30 pm – Forestry Farm Birding
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 

In the News
Walking Saskatoon has a number of suggestions for improving safety on 22nd Street.

The impact of light pollution on wildlife deserves more attention - check out this U of R student's research project and help her win an NSERC prize.

Download an app and share ideas on how to get supermarkets to stop using so much plastic.

Large farming landscapes require roughly 80 bee species to properly maintain crops.

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