Tuesday 30 April 2019

EcoSask News, April 30, 2019

gopher (Richardsons ground squirrel)

Upcoming Events
National School Climate Strike, May 3 (Regina)
Join Regina’s climate strike rally from 11 am-12 pm, May 3.

Fridays for Future Canada Strike, May 3 (Saskatoon) 
A Fridays for Future Canada Strike is being held in Saskatoon from 9 am-3 pm, May 3.

Yellowgrass Sloughs & Marshland, May 4 (Regina)
Nature Regina is hosting a field trip to the Yellowgrass area from 8 am-3 pm, May 4.

Household Hazardous Waste, May 4 (Lloydminster) 
Lloydminster’s 2019 household hazardous waste round-up is scheduled for May 4.

Repair Cafe, May 4 (Saskatoon)
There will be a Repair Café from 10 am-4 pm, May 4, in Saskatoon.

WRSOS AGM, May 4 (Saskatoon) 
The public is invited to attend the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan‘s annual general meeting at 2 pm, May 4, including a talk on the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project.

Wildlife Rescue, May 5 (Regina) 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is hosting a volunteer orientation from 1-2:30 pm, May 5, in Regina. Email volunteer@wrsos.org to save your seat.

Household Hazardous Waste, (Saskatoon) 
Dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am-3:30 pm, May 5.

Project Wet, May 6 (Gronlid) 
SaskOutdoors is offering a Project Wet workshop in Gronlid on May 6.

Advancing Sustainable/Responsible Consumption & Production, May 6 & 7 (Regina)
A conference on Advancing Sustainable/Responsible Consumption and Production in Higher Education is being held in Regina on May 6 & 7.

After-School Gardening, May 6-27 (Regina) 
Kids ages 8-13 can help plan and plant the Regina Prince of Wales Library garden from 3:30-5 pm, May 6-27.

Smarter Science, Better Buildings, May 6-24 (North Battleford) 
Grade 7 students and the general public are invited to view the Smarter Science, Better Buildings exhibit at North Battleford Western Development Museum from May 6 to 24.

Call of the Forest, May 7 (Moose Jaw) 
Watch the film Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees at 7 pm, May 7, at the Moose Jaw Public Library.

Education for Sustainable Development Awards, May 8 (Candle Lake) 
RCE Saskatchewan’s Sustainable Development Awards ceremony will be held on May 8 at Candle Lake.

Civilization Critical Book Launch, May 9 (Saskatoon)
Darrin Qualmann is hosting the launch of his book, Civilization Critical, at 7 pm, May 9.

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration, May 11 (Regina) 
Nature Regina is hosting a field trip to Buffalo Pound Park from 8 am-2:30 pm, May 11.

World Migratory Bird Day, May 11 (Last Mountain) 
Celebrate the return of migratory birds with family-friendly activities organized by Nature Saskatchewan from 8 am-4 pm, May 11, at Last Mountain Regional Park.

SaskOutdoors Birthday Party, May 11 (Saskatoon)
SaskOutdoors is hosting a 50th birthday party from 6:30-10:30 pm, May 11.

13-lined ground squirrel

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Saskatoon Young Naturalists 
May 4 – Pike Lake field trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Golden Eagles 
May 2, 8 am – Porter Lake, water and marsh birds
May 9, 8 am – Spring shorebirds at Perdue
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
May 4, 9 am-2 pm – Waterfowl viewing trip to Porter Lake
May 5/12/19/26, 7-9:30 am – MVA trail bird walk (register in advance)
May 11, 9 am-3 pm – Waterfowl viewing trip to Brightwater Marsh and Blackstrap Lake
Everyone is welcome. 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
Qu’Appelle River Basin Land Use and Water Quality Report

Briarpatch magazine devoted its most recent issue to the concept of a just transition. Articles include:
Both residents of coal-producing communities and climate justice activists in Saskatchewan are fearful for the future and feel ignored by politicians and government representatives.

Confronting economic barriers to sustainability, including a reliance on non-renewable resources, will be deeply disruptive to Canada’s political and economic order.

The degrowth movement in Quebec is “a call to liberate ourselves from the capitalist growth imperative and build more sustainable, just, and democratic societies.”

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