NLEN E-Update: May 24, 2011

Upcoming Events

May 15-June 15, 2011
Take Pride Take Action Spring Clean-Up
St. John’s

May 25, 2011 9:00 PM Webinar: “Green Craft-Making”

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 27-June 5, 2011
Feather & Folk Nature Festival
Various locations, Codroy Valley and Port au Port Peninsula

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

May 28-29, 2011
East Coast Trail Spring Gear Swap
The Outfitters, 220 Water St., St. John’s

May 28, 2011 10:30 AM
Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club Ecosystem Field Trip: “Air, Water, Earth & Fire”
Birch Brook Nordic trails , Happy Valley-Goose Bay

May 28, 2011 12:00 PM
Spring Flower Show at the Botanical Garden
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 28, 2011 1:30 PM
“May Flowers” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 29, 2011 10:00 AM
Signs of Spring Family Program
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 30, 2011 9:00 PM Webinar: “Greening Education with Courage and Compassion”

May 31, 2011 7:00 PM
River Ranger Training – Northeast Avalon region
Community Room Dominion Store, Lake Avenue, St. John’s

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

June 1, 2011 11:00 am
Arbor Day
Confederation Hill, St. John’s

June 3-5, 2011
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 4, 2011 10:30 AM
Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club Ecosystem Field Trip: “Elementary, My Dear Watson”
Birch Brook Nordic trails , Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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

June 11, 2011 9:00 am
Plastic bag clean-up on Sugarloaf Path section of East Coast Trail
Sugarloaf Path, East Coast Trail, NL

June 11, 2011 9:00 AM
Junior Forest Wardens 16th Annual Tree Sale
Forest Ecology Centre, 204 Brookfield Road, St. John’s, NL

June 11, 2011 10:00 am
World Oceans Day 2011 Free Family Event
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John’s, NL

June 11, 2011 10:30 AM
Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club Ecosystem Field Trip: “And They’re Off!!”
Birch Brook Nordic trails , Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 16, 2011
10th Annual Seniors’ Day at MUN Botanical Garden
MUN Botanical Gardens, St. John’s, NL

June 18, 2011 10:30 AM
Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club Ecosystem Field Trip: “A Season for Everything”
Birch Brook Nordic trails , Happy Valley-Goose Bay

July 4-8, 2011
Kids @ MUN: Enviro-Kids Summer Camp is back! (ages 5-8)
St. John’s, NL

August 8-12, 2011
Kids @ MUN: Enviro-Kids Summer Camp is back! — Eco-Island (ages 9-12)
St. John’s, NL

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Connect: Individuals with environmental sensitivities

Employment: Community Garden Outreach Coordinator (Deadline: May 26)

Employment: GREEN TEAM POSITIONS (8 weeks) – Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador (Deadline: Ongoing)

Volunteer: River Ranger Program (Northeast Avalon ACAP)


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)

Contest: Canadian Wildlife Federation video contest: Water’s Worth It! (Deadline for entries: June 1)

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

News Review  (May 16 – 24)

NLEN Member Organisations:
CPAWS: Scientists call on Canada to strictly protect at least 30% of its oceans

Provincial Government news releases:

Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Investments Support a Rapidly Growing Aquaculture Industry

News releases from NL opposition parties:
Only full disclosure at PUB will do, says Jones (Liberals NL)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Iceberg alley influx (The Telegram)
Minister to ask for review of uranium mining moratorium in Labrador (The Telegram)
Aquaculture workforce gets financial boost from province (The Telegram)
Labrador-island transmission link environmental studies continuing (The Telegram)
The dangers of a Muskrat Falls albatross (The Telegram)
Ship mishap raises red flag for Placentia mayor (CBC- NL)
St. John’s aims for massive expansion (CBC-NL)
$3M to end Clarke’s Beach boil water advisory (CBC- NL)
VIDEO: Land and Sea goes to Conne River
Controversy over Memorial University’s new partnership with IOC (
The St. John’s Farmer’s Market growing steady (
Rolling in the deep (

Camping in Newfoundland (
Alien invaders all around us (

CBC NL Podcasts:Labrador Morning Show:
May 24, 2011 – Nunatsiavut – Uranium Moratorium – Review Process to begin this fall
May 24, 2011 – Handling Expansion in Labrador City
May 13, 2011 – Lower Churchill Hearings – Closing Remarks -Grand River Keeper

West Coast Morning Show:
Otto Goulding: Waste Management
Life Under the Sea
Don Downer: Waste Management
May19/11:/Kieth Cormier_SPAWN

Central Morning Show:
May 18, 2011: Today we talk with long-time sealer Jack Troake about how he sees the future of the seal fishery shaping up.

St. John’s Morning Show:
15-Minute Clean Up: Virginia Park Elementary and CNA Clarenville
Kenmount Road / Southlands development

On the Go
Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with Randy Murphy, president of the East Coast Trail Association, about a  development proposal at Ragged Beach, Witless Bay.