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SENS Photo Contest winning entries

Posted by on 7. August 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | 2 comments

SENS Photo Contest winning entries

Two of my images won “Best in the Category” prize in the 2014 School of Environment and Sustainability Photo Contest. Each year, SENS holds a photo contest to showcase the photography talents of school’s students and alumni. Category winners and the overall show winner are selected by popular vote.  I entered several images and won in two categories: Sustainable Community and The Urban Environmentt. Category winners and the overall winner are posted on the SENS Web site. Besides bragging rights that my images are winning entries in the “international” photo...

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A tribute to rivers in our lives – 2013 World Rivers Day

Posted by on 26. September 2013 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on A tribute to rivers in our lives – 2013 World Rivers Day

A tribute to rivers in our lives – 2013 World Rivers Day

This post is a tribute to world rivers, in anticipation of the World Rivers Day on September 29th, 2013. Communities in Canada and around the world are planning events to acknowledge the contribution of river systems to human well-being, raise awareness of the importance of river conservation and to encourage positive river stewardship. The World Rivers Day in celebrated annually throughout the world, and it is estimated that several million people in 60 countries will help mark this special occasion. The Saskatchewan Eco Network and several local community and environmental organizations...

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News: City of Saskatoon seeks community input on wetlands policy

Posted by on 6. September 2013 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on News: City of Saskatoon seeks community input on wetlands policy

News: City of Saskatoon seeks community input on wetlands policy

Hot off the press, this community announcement arrived this morning. It is for a good (and important) cause so I am posting it here for your information. The City of Saskatoon (City) is seeking input on a new planning initiative that will establish a framework for the identification, preservation, and management of wetlands in the City’s future growth areas.  The Wetland Policy will ensure that impacts to wetlands are an important consideration in any future development decisions within Saskatoon. Saskatoon is growing and with that comes pressure on the natural environment. Saskatoon and the...

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Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

Posted by on 25. December 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

A happy news that I am proud to share with you: the Saskatchewan Publishers Group has compiled a list of their top 30 best sellers for 2012. The top-ranking list includes ‘The Great Sand Hills, A Prairie Oasis’ book in 13th place. If you have not picked up a copy, check them out and order a copy. Or two. Here is an excerpt from the book review by Dr. Bram Noble, a University of Saskatchewan professor who was involved in the GSH Regional Environmental Study. The review was published in the Great Plains Research journal, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. “The Great Sand...

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Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Posted by on 21. October 2012 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Last week I led an outdoor photography field trip for members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. We had a very good turnout – 17 people showed up. The weather was great; blue skies with interesting clouds greeted us upon arrival, with a bit of cloud cover later on in the evening. Although we did not get a spectacular sunset, a soft light from overcast skies allowed us to focus on details in nature. I took the group down to the banks of South Saskatchewan River to work in the area with a lot of interesting patterns created by water erosion of sandy beaches. A few ravens kept us company...

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