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Regina and Area City Nature Challenge

April 27, 2021

Want to spend a little time in nature this weekend?  Just download the iNaturalist app for free at www.iNaturalist.org

"In the face of the pandemic, finding ways to come together safely as a community may be challenging, but they’re also more important than ever. This year, Nature Regina, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Friends of Wascana Marsh, Nature Saskatchewan and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are partnering to host a COVID-19 safe citizen science initiative, the City Nature Challenge, that takes place April 30th through May 3rd. The City Nature Challenge is an international collaboration organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. From wide-open spaces with plenty of room for social distancing to the biodiversity in people’s backyards, there are tons of safe ways for people within the Regina area to document native plant and animal species for science while fostering a sense of local--and global--community. 

How can you take part in the challenge? It’s easy! (1) Create a free account through iNaturalist.ca, (2) Record photos or sounds of plants and animals you see around the city April 30th through May 3rd, (3) upload your observations and locations using the iNaturalist app or digital camera photos to iNaturalist.ca. All observations made within a 55 km radius of Regina during the challenge will automatically be uploaded to the CNC 2021: Regina and Area project."
 
Visit this link to find the City Nature Challenge Regina Area Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1l5NXEWJe 
Visit this link for more information about the City Nature Challenge: https://citynaturechallenge.org/ 
Visit this link to download the iNaturalist app: https://www.inaturalist.org/ 
Visit this link to see the iNaturalist CNC Regina project https://inaturalist.ca/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-regina-and-area

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2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

January 21, 2020

Friends of Wascana Marsh AGM is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the small theatre at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Registration starts at 6:45, with the AGM beginning at 7:00 pm. And there will be a special presentation by Michelle Chupik - Habitat Use of Piscivorous Birds, Fish and Humans on Souther Lakes in Saskatchewan

Memberships are available at the door. But you don't need to be a member to attend. Come and join us!

2019 Summer Bash

August 25, 2019

Friends of Wascana Marsh has a booth at the 2019 Summer Bash in Harbour Landing. Pond dipping, INaturalist app information and learning about nature right in the middle of our urban centre. 

BIOBLITZ 150 CANADA in WASCANA MARSH

June 7, 2017

BioBlitz 150 runs from 7:00 PM June 9 through to 7:00 PM June 10. This festival has 24 hours of activities!  Locations of events include the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the Habitat Conservation Area in Wascana Centre. Fun starts at 7:00 pm June 9 at the Saskatchwan Science Centre. Free activites in the Habitat Conservation Area June 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm includes pond dipping, worm charming, turtle scoping and more!  There are displays and crafts too!  Join the fun - check out the schedule. 

 

May 8, 2017 WOW Fundraising Dinner

March 12, 2017

May 8, 2017 2017 WOW Fundraising Dinner

Guest speaker Kelsey Marchand, from the University of Regina and her interesting and entertaining experiences with the Wascana Turtle Program research.

Conexus Arts Centre, Lobby Theatre,  Regina

Reception 5:30pm and Dinner 6:30pm.  

Single tickets $60 - Table of 8 $450

For tickets call 306-531-9759  or email friendsofwascanamarsh@gmail.com

2017 Annual General Meeting

January 19, 2017

2017 AGM Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7pm at Sk Science Ctr Small Theatre. Learn what Friends of Wascana Marsh has been up to over the past year. Presentations by  Ray Poulin - Bioblitz Canada's 150 & Jared Clarke - Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Project. Everyone is welcome!

Wascana Marsh Fundraising Banquet, Wed. May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Guest speaker: Christy Morrissey speaking on "Uncovering the Secrets of Bird Migration". Christy is one of the scientists featured in the documentary film "The Messenger". http://songbirdsos.com/about/messenger/

Conexus Arts Centre

Reception 5:30    Dinner 6:30

single tickets - $60; a table of eight - $450.00

tickets are available by calling 306 531-9759

or emailing friendsofwascanamarsh@gmail.com

2016 Fundraising Dinner Poster

School Day 2016 is filled!

March 17, 2016

Wings Over Wascana (WOW) Festival May 28, 2016

May 15, 2016

2016 Wings Over Wascana Nature Festival poster

Marsh Dash Results

February 25, 2013

Marsh Dash 2013 was a success! Thanks to all those folks who came out and participated. Extra thanks to Robb, Jeannette, Doug, Tom, Leah and all others who helped out with the event.

There were some great costumes out this year! 11 clues were given to the participants. Some reported the clues being more challenging this year, but points were awarded to at least one team for each clue – although there were three clues where no team received full points. All the more challenging for the teams!

We had a new winner this year! Congratulations to the team Field of Streams – Erin Fieger, Ramona Clarke, Brenda Fieger, Barb Dean, Jim Elliott, Cheryl Verheist, and Aadon Fieger! They solved 17 points worth of clues and were the only team to finish in their allowable time, saving them from the docked points that the late teams all suffered!

A close second was the team of Leah Japp, Heather Leask, and Robb and Jeanette Taylor, with 16 points. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Other teams this year included: We run fast, The Marshals, Compass Quacks, the Individuals and the Whelan’s.

The proceeds from this race go to Friends of Wascana Marsh. The Friends received a cheque for $250 – thanks everyone!