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RCE Conference Field Trips

The Reconnecting to Native Prairie Group met with the Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environment Education Association (SOEEA) to discuss field trip options for the RCE conference. Please see the field trip options that we discussed below. Most of these options focuses on native prairie, but we think that other Theme Area Working Groups (TAWGs) may be interested in some of these field trip options so it would be great to see if we could coordinate our field trips. Also, it would be great to hear if other TWAGs have discussed field trips!

First Nations University Restoration Project and Demonstration Garden UPDATE

First Nations University Restoration Project and Demonstration Garden UPDATE

This is an update to the information that I posted a few days ago. Due to the persistence of supporters for the FNUniv Restoration Project, the area will not be mowed until September! This is very good news because the site is beautiful right now and the project has been very successful. It is a great teaching and research resource. Please come by and have a look if you have not yet!

In addition, I would like to set up a meeting for the RCE Native Prairie Focus Group. Please let me know what your schedule is in early July. It would be great if we could set up a meeting within the next two weeks.

First Nations University Restoration Project and Demonstration Garden

As some of you know I am working on establishing a native plant demonstration garden just outside (west of) the First Nations University in Regina. We planted a lot of plants about two weeks ago and it is starting to look nice, i.e. some plants such as Gaillardia and Brown-Eyed Susan are flowering.

In addition, the native prairie restoration project at the First Nations University that was started about 3 years ago is looking great. The restoration site is located just west of the building. It was seeded to a number of native plant species such as June grass, Northern wheatgrass, Prairie sage, Gaillardia, Brown-Eyed Susan, Wild flax etc. and many of these species are flowering right now. It is probably one of the best restoration projects in SK! It is really worth seeing and I recommend that you go by the site sometimes soon. There is a possibility that the site is mowed before the end of June, something that we are in the middle of trying to stop! If you want to help us protect this restoration site, please send me an e-mail and I will forward your concerns to the right person.

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