NLEN E-Update: May 9, 2011

Upcoming Events

May 5-21, 2011
Explore Canada’s Amazing Aquatic Places!
Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s

May 9, 2011 7:00 PM
Save Money and Green Your Home Symposium
MUN –A1045 in the Arts & Administration Building, St. John’s

May 10, 2011 6:00 PM
Western Environment Centre’s Annual General Meeting
Harbour Grounds, 9 Humber Road, Corner Brook

May 10, 2011 7:00 PM
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NL Chapter AGM
Community Room Dominion, (previously Memorial Stadium), St. John’s

May 10, 2011 7:30 PM
Grown right here: The value of local food
Rocket Room, 272 Water Street, St. John’s

May 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Moose, Wind, and Black Earth: Gardening in Western Newfoundland
College of the North Atlantic, Room 207, Corner Brook

May 13-14, 2011
Bringing Teaching to Life in the Outdoors (NLEE/Brother Brennan Centre Event)
Brother Brennan Environmental Centre, Salmonier Line

May 14, 2011
Burnt Cove-Bauline Community Clean-Up
Burnt Cove – Bauline

May 14, 2011 10:00 AM
Spring Workshop at the Botanical Garden: Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 14 and 15, 2011 1:30 -2:30 PM
“May Flowers” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 15-June 15
Take Pride Take Action Spring Clean-Up
St. John’s

May 16, 2011 7:00 pm
Corner Brook Backyard Compost Program
Pepsi Center, Meeting Room 1, Corner Brook

May 17, 2011 7:30 pm
How to say ‘Toilet’ in Fourteen Languages
Grenfell Campus, MUN LC301, Corner Brook

May 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Extraordinary Birds from the Winter of 2010/2011 in Newfoundland: The Most Exciting Winter Ever?
MUN Botanical Gardens, St. John’s

May 26, 2011 12:30 pm
Coastal Matters speaker’s series: Storage / Demand Analysis for Blue Gulch Watershed – A Case Study
Lecture Theatre at College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook

May 28-29, 2011
Nature Conservancy of Canada annual birding weekend in the Codroy Valley
Upper Ferry, Codroy Valley

May 28-29, 2011
Spring Flower Show at the Botanical Garden
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 29, 2011
Signs of Spring Family Program
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

June 1, 2011 10:30 am
Arbor Day
Bowring Park, St. John’s

June 3-5, 2011   [Note: Application deadline for participants is May 13]
Striking a Balance: Growth and Watershed Protection on the Avalon Peninsula
Circle Square Ranch Manuels

June 4, 2011
11th East Coast Trail Tely Hike
Kinsmen Centre, Torbay

June 8-11, 2011
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) 2011 National Conference
University of Regina, Regina, SK

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Employment: Food Security Network NL – Office Manager (Deadline: May 13)

Funding: Community Youth Network, St. John’s – Special Project Grants (Deadline: May 15)

Funding: Avalon East Wellness Coalition Community Grant Program (Deadline: May 15)


Fundraising Campaign: East Coast Trail “Tely Hike” and Team Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Campaign: Children’s Wish Foundation & Ever Green Recycling Greenest Office Challenge 2011

Seeking partners to help GREEN upcoming international conference

Contest: YEA! digital photography contest (Deadline for submissions: May 31)

Petition: Say NO to uranium mining in Labrador

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

News Review  (May 2 – 9)

News releases from NLEN Member Organisations:
CPAWS NL: “On the Table and in the Water: Protecting Fish Stocks for the Future!”
East Coast Trail Association: The 2011 Trail Season Begins

Provincial Government news releases:
Enhanced Training to Support the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Forest Fair 2011 Set for Gander

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Ship fined for dumping pollutants in the ocean (The Telegram)
No room at the Fluvarium (The Telegram)
Budget hits the right note with miners (The Telegram)
Fogo Island Dreams Big (The Telegram)
Guidelines released for transmission link environmental assessment (The Telegram)
Mill gets $8.6M for training initiative (The Telegram)
Fortis passed on Lower Churchill (The Telegram)
Pond not coming back (The Telegram)
From the outside in  (
The ‘Newfoundland and Labrador’ naming fiasco – Part 2 (
Aquacultured (
When winning isn’t really the plan (
Death of a penguin (  
Caribou numbers still dropping: outfitter (CBC-NL)
Curbside recycling launches in Holyrood area (CBC-NL)
Smaller fish just as prone to overfishing (CBC-NL)

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show
May 9, 2011 –  Lower Churchill panel – Closing Remarks – Patrena Beales
May  6, 2011 – Elizabeth penashue -On her son Peter’s election to parliment as MP for labrador
May 6, 2011 – Lower churchill Hearings – Closing Remarks – Sterling Peyton
May 5, 2011 – Lower Churchill Panel Hearings – Final comments – Nunatsiavut
May 4, 2011 – Lower Churchill Hearings – Closing remarks – Jennifer Hefler – Elson
West Coast Morning Show:
May06/11; Bruce Randell_Mill Training
May 5/11:/  Ian Warkentin – Break out your binoculors…birds are heading back to the province after a long winter. We find out who’s been singing in your trees coming up.
Central Morning Show:
The Morning Show Podcast for May 4, 2011 – We find out why the provincial government needs to think in a new way about forest management.
The Morning Show Podcast for May 3, 2011 – We find out about a new composting program in Gander.

St. John’s Morning Show:
May 09, 2011__Ragged Beach – Nope, not on Ragged Beach:  Some residents in Witless Bay are ramping up their fight to stop a subdivision from going ahead.
May 05, 2011__Urban coyote sightings

Radio Noon:
John Downton, Suncor Energy

Fisheries Broadcast:
April 29, 2011 – Sandy Pond