National Battery Day Success
A special thank-you to everyone who came down to visit us at Kildonan Place on February 18th for National Battery Day! With your help we were able to collect over 1500 batteries that will be taken in for recycling. It was a great opportunity to talk about the Manitoba Eco-Network with some new faces and long term supporters as well.
Curt Belton (Manitoba Eco-Network Executive Director), and a small sampling of the batteries that came in throughout the day
We hope that you will also consider supporting us through our annual fundraiser
Reel Green: Inspiring People, Celebrating Nature
There are only 3 days left to buy tickets, so get them soon!
Online or by phone 1-800-838-3006
2015 Symposium - Managing the Effects of Combined Sewer Overflows
Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium (2nd floor), 251 Donald St.
- Learn more about Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), and hear various perspectives on managing the effects of CSOs from an expert speaker panel.
- Share your views on managing the effects of CSOs in an environmentally sound, sustainable and cost-effective manner during small group breakout sessions.
Register by phoning 311 or online at wwdengage.winnipeg.ca/cso-mp
Lake Winnipeg Regulation Open House
March 9, 2015 from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M.
Pan-Am Room at the RBC Convention Centre.
Manitoba Hydro staff will be on hand at the open house to discuss Lake Winnipeg Regulation, its history, operation and impacts and answer questions. The public are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of the project in an informal setting.
The formal hearing will begin on March 10. Evening sessions on March 11 and March 18 have been reserved for public presentations. Anyone wishing to make a presentation should contact the Commission. For more information, visit www.cecmanitoba.ca.
CWRA Luncheon: Forest Kerr Hydroelectric Project—The Importance of Physical Modelling in the Design of the Headwork Structure
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 12:00 noon
Masonic Temple (420 Corydon Avenue,Winnipeg, Manitoba)
This presentation will describe the results of the physical modeling of the interaction of hydraulic flow characteristics with sediment flow patterns in the Iskut River, and detail the final headwork structure design developed to manage the sedimentation issues associated with the Forest Kerr Hydroelectric Project. It will also describe how the concepts used in this study can be applied to other river basins across Canada.
FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER: Don Murray, P. Eng, M. Sc., Senior Hydraulic Consultant, Hatch Ltd.
For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by noon on March 6th
BLUE DOT Awareness Show
March 13, 2015 at 8 P.M.
Garrick Centre, 330 Garry Street.
Featuring Musical Guests: Carly Dow
, Sapphire Empire, Slow Spirit, and The Crooked Brothers
. Come support the Blue Dot Movement and learn more about this David Suzuki Foundation initiative.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information visit Manitoba Music.
Lake Winnipeg Foundation: Follow Your Water, Winnipeg!
March 16 to 20, 2015, CANADA WATER WEEK
Inspired by this year’s national theme, "Know Your H20", the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) has created an interactive, week-long challenge to highlight the connection between urban water and the health of Lake Winnipeg.
Participants in each day’s event will have the chance to win a prize and our five winners will be entered into a draw for a grand prize: a $200 gift certificate to MEC!
LWF will be releasing more information about the challenge on its website on March 11.
Film Screening: Silence of the Labs
March 23, 2015 at 7 P.M.
3rd floor - 303 Portage Avenue
The CBC documentary Silence of the Labs investigates the changing landscape of public funding for scientific research and its relationship to public policy. The documentary highlights perspectives from the scientific community and the impact of government research funding decisions on all Canadians.
This is a must see documentary that raises important issues about public-interest science and the state of our democracy.