Tuesday 16 April 2019

EcoSask News, April 16, 2019

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Upcoming Events
Humanity in Harmony with Nature, Apr. 17 (Regina)
Nature Saskatchewan will present an overview of their programs at noon, Apr. 17, at Innovation Place Regina.

Batty about Bats, Apr. 18 (Regina)
Learn about local bats and build a bat box from 7-10 pm, Apr. 18, at the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

North Central Community Clean-up, Apr. 19-21 (Regina)
A clean-up is being planned for the North Central neighbourhood of Regina the weekend of Apr. 19-21. Indicate interest and lunch preferences in advance.

Three Cheers for Recycling, Apr. 20 (Moose Jaw)
Kids can celebrate Earth Day with games and crafts at the Moose Jaw Public Library from 10:30 am-12 pm, Apr. 20.

Appreciating the Worm, Apr. 20 (Prince Albert)
Enjoy displays and presentations on the work of worms from 12:30-4:30 pm, Apr. 20, in Prince Albert.

Repair Café Prince Albert, Apr. 20 (Prince Albert)
Share and learn skills to repair things at Repair Café Prince Albert from 1-4 pm, Apr. 20.

Save the Bees, Apr. 21 (Redvers)
Kids are invited to make a bee-friendly flower planter and bee hotel at Redvers Public Library from 1-2 or 2:30-3:30 pm, Apr. 21. Call 452-3255 or text 452-7734 to reserve a spot.

Earth Day Hike, Apr. 22 (Moose Jaw)
Moose Jaw Nature Society is hosting a hike at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park from 1:30-6:30 pm, Apr. 22.

Loss of Nature & Ecological Grief, Apr. 22 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon Enviro Collective is hosting a potluck supper and discussion about the loss of nature and ecological grief from 6:30-9:30 pm, Apr. 22. Register early as spots are limited.

Easter Break Explorer Camp, Apr. 22-25 (Saskatoon)
Kids 5-10 are invited to spend a week exploring the Saskatoon riverfront with Wild Sky Adventure Learning.

Meewasin Clean-Up Campaign, Apr. 22-May 30 (Saskatoon)
Dumpsters will be available for individuals and groups cleaning up the river valley. Register with Meewasin to be assigned a particular area.

Beginner Bird Id, Apr. 24 (Battlefords)
Find out more about the Breeding Bird Atlas project and learn the basics of bird identification from 7-9 pm, Apr. 24, at the Battlefords Wildlife Federation.

Not Your Grandparent’s Weather, Apr. 25 (Regina)
Find out what’s happening to our weather from 7-9:30 pm, Apr. 25, at the Sask Science Centre.

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Looking Ahead
Student Planning Meeting, Apr. 28 (Regina)
Help plan the upcoming Canada-wide school strike from 3-5 pm, Apr. 28.

National School Climate Strike, May 3 (Regina) 
Regina is holding a national school climate strike from 11-12 pm, May 3.

Canoe Certification Course, May 18-20 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is offering a canoe certification course in Saskatoon May 18-20.

Food Forestry Workshop, June 14-16 (Ness Creek)
Permaculture Saskatchewan and Wild Sky Adventure Learning are hosting a forest gardening workshop at Ness Creek from June 14-16.

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

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In the News
NEW! Sustainable Yorkton & Area strives to support members to live a low impact lifestyle to protect and restore their community and planet.

Calling for a Sustainable Quill Lakes Solution is concerned about the absence of environmental impact assessments on 20 provincial wetland drainage projects. One couple has lost their property rights and the process has begun to expropriate their land by the Smith Creek Watershed Association. 

Concerns have been raised about the rezoning applications for Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. The first is being classified as agricultural land for use by public utilities; the second is being designated for future urban development. Why are they not being classified as parks or naturalized areas? Submit concerns to the City of Saskatoon.

Urban planners are questioning the necessity and route of the proposed perimeter highway: "Before spending an enormous amount of money, sit back and look at the big picture, because the big picture has completely changed."

Chet Neufeld, Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan, recommends planting native flowers in our gardens.

Swimsuits are bad for the environment.

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