Tuesday 7 May 2019

EcoSask News, May 7, 2019

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Upcoming Events
Hort Week, May 8-12 (Saskatoon) 
Hort Week workshops include The Magic of Moths, May 8; Identifying Insects in Your Yard, May 9; and Bears and Botany, May 12.

Bat Release, May 8 (Regina) 
Help release the bats that have been overwintering at the Sask Science Centre from 8:30-9 pm, May 8.

Bats, May 14 (webinar) 
Craig Willis, University of Winnipeg, is offering a noon-hour webinar on white-nose syndrome in bats on May 14.

Wascana Solar Co-op, May 15 (Regina)
There will be a presentation on the Wascana Solar Co-op at noon, May 15, at Innovation Place Regina.

Bike to Work Day YXE, May 15 (Saskatoon) 
May 15 is Bike to Work Day in Saskatoon.

Looking Ahead
Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival, May 31-June 1 (Chaplin) 
Take a tour of the Chaplin Nature Centre during their Shorebird Festival, May 31 to June 1.

Generating Momentum, June 2/Aug 17/Aug 18 (Regina/Saskatoon/Prince Albert) 
In honour of its 10th anniversary, the Regina Public Interest Research Group is hosting 3 one-day activist leadership training camps for 18-35 year olds this summer:
June 2 – Regina
August 17 – Saskatoon
August 18 – Prince Albert

Lodgepoles Under Living Skies, June 21-23 (Cypress Hills) 
Connect with plant enthusiasts from Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan at an event planned by the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, June 21-23.

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

Wildlife Champion 
Thank you Jan Shadick for speaking up for jackrabbits who lighten our days and pigeons who grace our skies. As Jan says, “A healthy wildlife population is an indicator of a healthy city.”

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In the News
Proposed federal regulations would exempt major oil and gas projects from environmental assessment while discouraging renewables.

Meet the new generation of climate change activists: the teenagers who are marching in the streets, putting adults to shame and demanding action (Rolling Stone)

This is what conservation looks like: safe passage for pronghorns in Wyoming thanks to a wildlife overpass (short video).

Flushable wipes aren’t flushable and are blocking sewage systems and waterways.

Dragonflies fly up to 1500 miles over the course of 3 generations, but changes in temperature could foil their itineraries.

Here’s how to identify different sorts of bees.

À 14 ans, il ferait tout pour sauver la biodiversité.

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