NLEN E-Update: June 6, 2011

Upcoming Events

June 3-27, 2011
Art Exhibit at MUN Botanical Garden: Light on Nature
MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s, NL

June 7, 2011 12:30 PM
Coastal Matters speakers series: Boating Safety
Bay of Islands Marina, Corner Brook, NL

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

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, NL

June 11-12, 2011 1:30 PM
Fluvarium Kids Club … June Program: New Beginnings
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s, NL

June 14, 2011 6:00 PM
Humber Natural History Society – AGM
Sorrento’s, Corner Brook, NL

Until June 15, 2011
Take Pride Take Action Spring Clean-Up
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 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

June 21, 2011 12:00PM
FSN Teleconference: Composting – From Organic Waste to Wealth

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

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

July 18-22, 2011
Summer Nature Camp at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 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

August 22-26, 2011
EcoCity World Summit 2011
Montreal, QC

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Employment: Geo-spatial Technologist – Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador
(Deadline: June 8, 1:00 pm)

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)

Employment: Environmental Technologist – Northeast Avalon ACAP (Deadline: June 13)

Employment: Fisheries Research Intern – Conservation Corps NL (Deadline: June 15)

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

Connect: Individuals with environmental sensitivities


Cabot Habitat for Humanity ReStore (St. John’s) accepting donations

Call for delegates: Rio+ 20 Young Reporters (Deadline: June 7)

Call for statements of interest: Exploring the wealth of coastal fisheries – Listening to community voices

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

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

News Review  (May 30 – June 6)

News releases from NLEN member organisations:
As Hunger and Food Prices Rise, Oxfam Launches Global Food Campaign (Oxfam Canada)

Provincial Government news releases:
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Environment Day Event
Provincial Government Supports Green Team Projects for Youth
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians Encouraged to Take Action This Environment Week
Cottage Lots Available for Sale on Gambo Pond in Central Newfoundland
Plan for Oil Tank Repair and Replacement Moving Forward
Charges Laid Under New Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division

News releases from NL opposition parties:
Dunderdale dodges Muskrat questions to the last  (NL Liberal Party)
In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Protest closes Corner Brook DFO offices (CBC-NL)
A View to Krill (
Offshore oil rig damaged (The Telegram)
Absence of Muskrat Falls in federal budget won’t derail loan guarantee: source  (The Telegram)
Harvesters fighting clawback (The Telegram)
Two charged with illegal netting of salmon, cod (The Telegram)
Fine day for a Tely Hike (The Telegram)
Rambler hunting for gold (The Telegram)
Feds will support Muskrat Falls: Dunderdale  (The Telegram)
Muskrat Falls remains at centre stage (The Telegram)
The bad smell of things muskrat (The Telegram)
Planning for food (The Telegram)
Call the experts on Muskrat Falls (The Telegram)
Dunderdale’s done deal (The Telegram)
CBC NL Radio

West Coast Morning Show
Jun01/11:/Doug Ballam, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Jun01/06:/ Paul Alcock_Icebergs and dolphins and whales

St. John’s Morning Show
June 02, 2011__Cabot Habitat For Humanity’s new “Restore”
June 01, 2011__Pesticide Spray Advisory
June 01, 2011__Grand Bank garbage dumpers
May 31, 2011__Daddy long-legs larva

On the Go
Todd Boland, Research Horticulturalist  at MUN Botanical Garden: Snails

Fisheries Broadcast
West coast protests and fish vs politics
Gerry Byrne vents; poaching charges
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield