Western Environment Centre 2016 AGM

The Western Environment Centre will host their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on:
Sunday, April 17th
Time: 3pm
Location: Corner Brook (venue TBA)
During our AGM we will do a year in review, update the membership on the financials and discuss where we want to go in the future.
We will also vote in our new Board of Directors and we are always happy to recruit new members to that team. So if you have been thinking about getting involved, drop us a line and we can tell you more about what it means to become a board member.
Hope to see you all on April 17th!!

NLEN Nature Photo Fundraising Event

NLEN is looking for photograph donations from talented photographers across Newfoundland and Labrador to raise money for our networking initiatives.   Be it the ocean, sky, coast, forest, or the creatures that live within these spheres, all photographs are to be showcased on our website, and donated as a possible framed piece in our fundraising raffle draw (September 2015).  Winner of the draw will select one photograph to be printed and framed (generously donated by Spurrell Gallery, Long’s Hill, St. John’s).  We look forward to seeing the mystic landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador through the lenses of our visitors and residents.  For more information, please contact: nlen.ed@gmail.comDSCN0547

Program Launch: Electric BikeShare Project

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The Western Environment Centre is proud to announce the launch of their new E-BikeShare Pilot Project. From now until the end of November (weather permitting), members of the public can rent an electric bicycle for just $10 a day to get around the hilly landscape of Corner Brook without breaking a sweat! Look for the bikes at the Residence Complex on the Grenfell campus of Memorial University or in front of Cycle Solutions at 35 West Street. Daily rentals are for 24 hours; weekly rates also available. Helmets and locks will be provided. For more information, please visit www.wecnl.ca or email outreach@wecnl.ca.

CPAWS-NL – Volunteer Opportunity Shorebird Survey

Shorebird Surveys- Calling all nature enthusiasts! We need YOUR creative mind and eyes! CPAWS-NL is currently looking for some volunteers to identify Shorebirds. Training & Kits are provided, and it is Province wide, so no fear if you’re heading home for the summer! Here are the areas we are looking for your help but will welcome other beaches


Baie Verte

Bellevue Beach

Big and Little Barasway

Black Duck Brook

Cape Freels


Sandy Cove Beach, Eastport

Eddies Cove East

Flat Bay Peninsula aka Jento’s Island


Hawke’s Bay

JT Cheeseman Provincial Park

Portugal Cove South

Sandy Point, Flat Bay

Shoal Cove West

St. Paul’s Inlet/Bay/Flats

St. Shott’s Sod Farm

St. Shott’s Beach

Stephenville Crossing

Swift Current


If any areas spike your interest please email nlmarine@cpaws.org!

Volunteer Positions, The Osprey, Nature Newfoundland and Labrador

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (http://naturenl.ca) is hoping to find dynamic and committed individuals, awed by the rugged natural beauty of our province, to help with various aspects of The Osprey, the Nature journal of Newfoundland and Labrador. These volunteer positions allow both literary expression and interaction with leading naturalists from our province.

The Osprey is a published four times per year. It is distributed both electronically and in hard copy to a readership that spans Canada, the US, and Europe. The journal publishes articles ranging from seasonal bird reports and discussions of important undertakings in the province with the potential to impact the environment, to nature photography and poetry.

Editorial Team: Editorial team members are responsible for review and layout articles for publication. Compile articles for publication. Editing, word processing, and excellent communication skills are required. Experience in basic graphic design and desktop publishing would be an asset!

Contributors: Contributors are sought to submit articles on a range of environmental and nature topics.

Photographers: Photographers will contribute stock and feature photos to accompany articles in the Osprey. All photos will be attributed to the photographer.

Artists / Graphic artists: Artists will assist with producing graphics and infographics to support Osprey articles. Graphic artists will also help design and develop Nature NL advertisements for various programming (indoor and outdoor programs, Nature Nook, etc).

Social Media Coordinator(s):  The social media coordinators will moderate the social media outlets for Nature NL and be responsible in developing a social media strategy that coincides with the organization’s communications plan.

If you’d like to see the latest volume of The Osprey, or if you have further questions, please contact Justin So or Sarah Penney-Belbin at osprey@naturenl.ca.

Humber Natural History Society (HNHS) memberships

Happy New Year HNHS membership and friends!

Humber Natural History Society (HNHS) memberships come up for renewal each fall. If you have not yet renewed your membership, you can pay at our next scheduled meeting, or by contacting Julia Briffett at 634-8938/640-4926. Individual or family membership is $10 for the year.

While anyone is welcome to attend our events and receive our notices, becoming a member not only supports the activities of the HNHS but offers direct perks for you such as waiving participation fees for some events and receiving members-only notices.

The HNHS is always seeking new event/presentation ideas. If you have any suggestions, feel free to share with us.


Join us for our 11th Annual General Meeting.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Department of Geography, Memorial University of NL.  Title: Marine Spatial Planning as ‘new’ Governance: Lessons & Challenges.

7 PM, The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John’s

Election of New Board of Directors

If you have an interest in the environment, and would like to become more involved in the protection of our natural resources, please join us for the evening and maybe even join our board.


For more information please contact nlcoordinator@cpaws.org.

Volunteer Opportunity: Great Meals for a Change

The Western Environment Centre is seeking volunteers to help with our upcoming Great Meals for a Change fundraiser to be held in November. Great Meals for a Change involves a delicious dining experience created from local and ethically sourced ingredients as well as interesting conversation about sustainable food choices in a relaxed atmosphere. Tickets are sold in advance of the event.

Please contact info@wecnl.ca for more info!

For more background on the origins of Great Meals for a Change see: