Tuesday 2 April 2019

EcoSask News, April 2, 2019

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Upcoming Events
True Nature Writing, Apr. 7 (Regina) 
Join Joyce Belcher for a session on nature writing from 1:30-3:30 pm, Apr. 7, at the Sunrise branch of the Regina Public Library.

Household Hazardous Waste, Apr. 7 (Saskatoon) 
You can dispose of household hazardous waste at City of Saskatoon’s Civic Operations Centre from 9 am – 3:30 pm, April 7.

Bats in Saskatchewan, Apr. 9 (Regina) 
Mark Brigham will discuss bats, the role they play in the ecosystem, and how to attract them to your yard from 7-8 pm, Apr. 9, at the Sunrise branch of the Regina Public Library.

Changing Freshwater Availability as Viewed from Space, Apr. 11 (Regina) 
Dr. Jay Famigletti, Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security, will discuss the latest research on water sustainability at an event in Regina from 5-9 pm, Apr. 11. Register online by Apr. 4.

Outdoor/Environmental Ed Conversation, Apr. 12 (Yorkton) 
SaskOutdoors is hosting an outdoor and environmental education community conversation from 7-8:30 pm, Apr. 12, in Yorkton.

YFBTA Spring Event, Apr. 13 (Saltcoats) 
Join the Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association on Apr. 13 for an afternoon of bugs, birds, and long walks followed by a delicious supper.

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Looking Ahead
Flying Wild Workshop, May 4 (Regina & Saskatoon) 
Teachers are invited to learn about Flying Wild’s focus on migratory birds designed for young people grades 1-9 to learn more about the natural world. The workshop will be held in Regina and in Saskatoon on May 4.

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

In the News 
“The Province of Saskatchewan is preparing to give the go ahead to a new solution potash mine that would harm or destroy up to 6,000 hectares (14,800 acres) of increasingly rare grassland, wetland and riparian (creek valley slopes) habitat in the upper Wascana Creek watershed near the towns of Sedley and Lajord.” Here’s what you can do to prevent this happening.

Restoring 71 Habitat Conservation Project – bringing life back to the Prairies (p. 8 of RM Review).

Darrin Qualman’s book, Civilization Critical, is now available. The book charts the past, present, and possible future of our global petro-industrial consumerist civilization with chapters on energy, the industrial revolution, transport, farming, efficiency, and progress.

The dark side of geothermal energy – it’s contaminating the local water supply in New Mexico.

If we are going to advocate battery power, we need to do so responsibly – from ethical supply chains to recycling options.

On-road freight is a major contributor to climate change and pollution in Canada. An international report examines low-carbon goods movement strategies.

Pigeon and turtle sculptures as traffic barriers – reinforcing the nature that is already part of our cities.

Mystery novels for nature lovers.

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