Tuesday 5 February 2019

EcoSask News, February 5, 2019


Upcoming Events
Owls on Tour, Feb. 9 (Regina)
Meet and learn more about burrowing owls at Cabela’s Regina at 2 pm, Feb. 9.

Wascana Winter Birds & Wildlife, Feb. 9 (Regina)
Nature Regina members will look for winter birds and wildlife in Wascana Park from 9 am to noon, Feb. 9.

The Magic of Trees, Feb. 13-Mar. 14 (Saskatoon)
Lee Dorey’s exhibit reminds us of the mystery and magic of trees and is on display at the Frances Morrison Library Gallery from Feb. 13-Mar. 14.

Young Leader Nature Grant, Feb. 15
Under 30? Apply by Feb 15 to Nature Canada for a young nature leader grant of $1000 for project implementation.

Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 15-18
Everyone of all ages and degree of expertise is invited to take 15 minutes from Feb. 15-18 to record the birds they see on the Great Backyard Bird Count website.

Looking Ahead
Project Wet, Mar. 16 (Regina)
SaskOutdoors is hosting a Project Wet workshop for K-12 teachers in Regina from 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Mar. 16.

Workforce Connex Saskatchewan: Indigenous Renewable Connections, Mar. 20
Indigenous employees, students, and businesses along with renewable energy employers and industry are invited to make connections and build relationships at the Workforce Connex event at the U of S, Mar. 20 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Basic Wildlife Rehab. Course, Apr. 6-7 (Saskatoon)
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation is hosting a two-day introduction to wildlife rehabilitation on Apr. 6 & 7 in Saskatoon.

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

In the News
The Supreme Court ruling isn’t enough. Regulations are needed to address the problem of inactive or orphan oil and gas wells.

Wildlife-friendly road infrastructure can dramatically reduce collisions - and save people money.

Modernizing urban freight deliveries - micro hubs and cargo cycles.

Central Alberta citizens have banded together to fight a huge new water licence for fracking on their local river, a tributary to the North Saskatchewan River, the source of Edmonton's water.

We need to make sure we source green tech minerals in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

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