NLEN E-Update: June 13, 2011

Upcoming Events

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 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Guided Nature walk around Long Pond with Nature NL
Meet at Fluvarium parking lot, St. John’s

June 16, 2011 8:30 PM
Reconnecting with Nature: Richard Louv and Friends Live Web Event

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

June 18, 2011 9:30 AM
East Coast Trail Association Recreational Hike: Brock’s Head Path
Community Centre, Bauline

June 18, 2011 1:30 PM
Fluvarium Kids Club … June Program: New Beginnings
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

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

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

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

July 16, Aug 3, Aug 11, Aug 23
The Boreal Garden Party
Portugal Cove, NL

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

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

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

Summer employment: Communications Assistant and Outreach/Events Assistant – NLEN (2 positions) (Deadline: June 17)Connect: Individuals with environmental sensitivities


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

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  (June 6-13)

News releases from NLEN member organisations:
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Eagle River takes centre stage for Canadian Rivers Day (Canadian Boreal Initiative)

Provincial Government news releases:
Media Advisory: Municipal Wetland Stewardship Agreement to be Signed in Deer Lake
Deer Lake Commits to Protect Waterfowl Habitat
Cod Recovery Strategy Helping to Build Strong Future for Fishing Industry
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Media Advisory: Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards to be Presented
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Environmental Leaders Celebrated

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Maritimes municipal leaders muse on Muskrat Falls (The Telegram)
Fisheries researchers in N.L. get more provincial money to study cod stocks (The Telegram)
Seal hunt under fire again at European Parliament (The Telegram)
Race across Labrador (
Plan ahead and prepare (
Labrador Innu to vote on New Dawn deal (CBC-NL)
Polar bear warning issued in Cartwright (CBC-NL)
500-million-year-old fossils returned to N.L. (CBC-NL)
N.L. hydro guarantee coming soon: Penashue (CBC-NL)
Nunatsiavut wants to boost Torngat tourism (CBC-NL)
Fish cuts on menu for Ottawa meeting (CBC-NL)
Water trouble sparks state of emergency in Nain (CBC-NL)
Bear cub brushed up against officer’s leg: RCMP (CBC-NL)
Young N.L. bear moved to remote area (CBC-NL)
Truck spills thousands of litres of fuel on Northern Peninsula (CBC-NL)

CBC NL Radio
Labrador Morning Show
June 13, 2011 – Friends of the Eagle River
June 13, 2011 – Torngats Tragedy… Why adventure-seekers need to be well prepared for trekking in the Torngat Mountains
June 9, 2011 – Sheshatshiu man calls for a delay on the vote for the New Dawn Agreement
June 9, 2011 –  Nain Water – Community declares “State of Emergency”
June 8, 2011 – Development on Phase III of the TLH ?
June 8, 2011 –  Bad Nain Water
June 8, 2011 –  Tour packages aimed at Torngat Mountains

West Coast Morning Show
June 10/11:/ Brian McHugh_Compost
June 08/11:/Doug Ibbott_Biking For Ethiopia

Central Newfoundland Morning Show
The Morning Show Podcast for June 13, 2011: Today we talk with the provincial fisheries minister who met his federal counterpart to talk shrimp quotas and other issues last week.
The Morning Show Podcast for June 8, 2011: Today, we talk to the provincial fisheries minister about his worries DFO may be about to cut fishery science programs in an effort to save money.

St. John’s Morning Show
June 13, 2011__Muskrat Falls review
June 09, 2011__Twillingate icebergs
June 07, 2011__Manuels River interpretation centre
June 07, 2011__Robin Hood Bay landfill stink

Radio Noon
Bear Cub in Terra Nova Park

Fisheries Broadcast
Reaction to DFO cuts
History of the Grand Banks fishery