NLEN E-Update: May 30, 2011

Upcoming Events

May 15-June 15, 2011
Take Pride Take Action Spring Clean-Up
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 1, 2011 7:30 PM
Gardening Q & A and Seed Sharing
College of the North Atlantic, Room 207, Corner Brook

June 2, 2011 12:30 PM
Coastal Matters speakers series: Aquatic Invasive Species in Newfoundland & Labrador
Room 3024 of the Forest Centre, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook

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 5, 2011 2:00 PM
Torbay Tree Day
Kinsmen Centre, Torbay

June 8, 2011 7:30 pm
A Prosperity Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador
Innovation Hall, Angus Bruneau Centre, MUN, St. John’s + Webcast

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

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

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

June 17-19, 2011
Much Ado About Painting
Brother Brennan Centre, Salmonier Line, NL

June 23, 2011 7:00 pm
2011 Reel Paddling Film Festival
The Fluvarium, St. John’s, NL

June 24-26, 2011
Torrent River Salmon Symposium
Hawkes Bay, NL

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Connect: Individuals with environmental sensitivities

Summer employment: Forest Issues Coordinator Assistant – CPAWS (Deadline: June 3)

Summer employment: Communications Assistant and Outreach/Events Assistant – NLEN (2 positions) (Deadline: June 10)

Employment: Labrador Coordinator – Protected Areas Association of NL (Deadline: June 10)

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

Volunteer: River Ranger Program (Northeast Avalon ACAP)


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

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

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

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

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

Website: World Environment Day, June 5 (Theme: Forests at your Service) — UN Environment Program

Website: World Oceans Day, June 8 — DFO Website

News Review  (May 24 – 30)

Provincial Government news releases:
Ministerial Statement – 100 Years and Counting – Parks Canada Celebrates Centennial

News releases from NL opposition parties:
Dunderdale keeps industrial users in the dark about Muskrat Falls rates (NL Liberal Party)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Atlantic salmon stocks could collapse like cod (CBC – NL)
PHOTOS: See who pitched in during the 15-Minute Cleanup (CBC – NL)
Scores of volunteers fanned out on Friday as part of CBC Radio’s annual community cleanup. Click through for a gallery featuring some great helpers. more » (CBC – NL)
Chicken attracted roof-top bear: driver (CBC – NL)
VIDEO: Land and Sea explores the allure of Labradorite (CBC – NL)
Liberals launch campaign against mega-project(CBC – NL)
Beluga tailing western Nfld. lobster fishermen (CBC – NL)
PHOTO: Labrador black bear on the roof (CBC – NL)
VOTE: Your thoughts on N.L.’s litter problem (CBC – NL)
Vale awards $600M Long Harbour contract (CBC – NL)
Polar bear killed in Labrador community (CBC – NL)
Western Newfoundland wants $1.5M to move trash (CBC – NL)
2 Grand Falls-Windsor coyote sightings (CBC – NL)
Greenpeace ships approach Greenland oil rig(CBC – NL)
Toilet paper diatribe (
People asked not to feed bears, coyotes in national park (The Telegram)  
Vale awards $600-M contract (The Telegram)  
Iceberg alley influx (The Telegram)  

CBC NL Radio

Labrador Morning Show
May 27, 2011 – Labrador Morning’s 15 minute community Cleanup
May 26, 2011 – Polar Bear  shot in Hopedale
May 25, 2011 – Bird watching with Tony Chubbs
May 24, 2011 – Nunatsiavut – Uranium Moratorium – Review Process to begin this fall

West Coast Morning Show
May25/11:/Newfoundland Bees
May25/11:/Kevin O’brien_Waste Management

Central Morning Show
The Morning Show Podcast for May 25, 2011: we find out what’s on the agenda at a forestry conference happening in Grand Falls-Windsor.

St. John’s Morning Show
May 25, 2011__15-Minute Cleanup: Town of Portugal Cove-St.Philip’s
May 25, 2011__Rennie’s River cleanup

Radio Noon
Gary Keating, Mayor Long Harbour: It’s another sign that construction at the Vale site in Long Harbour will soon be in full swing.
Tony Chubbs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Birds : Lots of people are enjoying seeing robins back on their lawns. But this spring, birder Tony Chubbs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has seen lots of other species, including some exotic ones