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World Rivers Day 2012

Posted by on 28. September 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | 2 comments

World Rivers Day 2012

September 30th is the World Rivers Day, celebrated annually throughout the world. The City of Saskatoon has proclaimed this day as the World Rivers Day 2012 in Saskatoon. Communities in Canada and internationally organize events to acknowledge the importance of river systems and raise awareness of the importance of river conservation and to promote positive river stewardship. The Saskatchewan Eco Network and several other local organizations is leading several events to celebrate this important cause, and to encourage people of Saskatoon to enjoy many benefits that the  South Saskatchewan River offers us: clean drinking water and a rich natural ecosystem that benefits many species that live along the river. Some of the events on Sunday: River Landing hike with Girl Guides Water & Permaculite with the Permaculite Research Institute ‘Who / what lives in our rivers’ with Greg Fenty from the Saskatoon Zoo Society – kids can explore and lear about critters living in the river Learn to paddle board with Escape Sports Friendship Park and river clean up – volunteers will help clean up the Friendship Park and river bank Blue Drinks – wrap up the World Rivers Day and come to Lydia’s pub at 650 Broadway Avenue for well deserved refreshments (6 pm) Many activities will take place this Sunday at the Friendship Park next to the Meewasin Centre from 1 – 4 p.m. There is also screening of a short documentary “The Story of Bottled Water” at Lydia’s pub on Broadway at 6 pm. Visit the Saskatchewan Eco Network web site for more...

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Outdoor and Nature Photography Workshop

Posted by on 6. September 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Workshops | Comments Off on Outdoor and Nature Photography Workshop

Outdoor and Nature Photography Workshop

I will be leading an Outdoor and Nature Photography Workshop on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This photo workshop is geared towards novice and intermediate level photographers. There will be several hours of tutorials and a hands-on photography outing in late afternoon and evening. We will explore and photograph beautiful river valley landscapes along the North Saskatchewan River at Shekinah Retreat Centre. This 287 acre (116 hectare) property offers great vistas as well as endless opportunities to capture intricate details in nature at the peak of fall colours. For more information check out the Shekinah Outdoor and Nature Photography Workshop...

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Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River

Posted by on 5. February 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River

Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River

Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. This image was taken on the east edge of the Opimihaw Creek valley, very close to a spot where eroding action of the South Saskatchewan River forms steep cliffs called Cathedral Peak. A 1.3 km long Trail of the Buffalo leads from the Information centre to a rest stop with a bench, and a magnificent view of the valley & South Saskatchewan River below. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River at Wanuskewin

Posted by on 5. February 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River at Wanuskewin

Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River at Wanuskewin

Fall colours along South Saskatchewan River at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. A 1.3 km long Trail of the Buffalo leads from the Information centre to a rest stop with a bench, and a magnificent view of the valley & South Saskatchewan River below. This image was taken on the east edge of the Opimihaw Creek valley, very close to steep cliffs called Cathedral Peak. The viewpoint is looking south, towards the city of Saskatoon. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Posted by on 5. February 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Close-up of fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. This images was taken along the walking trail in Opimihaw Creek valley. Patchy forest stands of balsam poplar, green ash, Manitoba maple, trembling aspen and birch offer a variety of colour when the season is right. The understory is also rich in diferse species, with choke cherry, rose, snowberry, and saskatoon berry leaves adding to the autumn palette. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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