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Feb 7 and 8 Saskatchewan Prairie Conseration Action Plan is holding its 2018 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop - in Saskatoon.
The theme is Look to the Future, Learn from the Past with presentations on:
- Restoration and reclamation on native prairie;
- Traditional ecological knowledge or wisdom;
- Disturbance on a restored landscape (prescribed burns, grazing and range health);
- Invasive species in restoration;
- Restored habitat for Species at Risk;
- Landowner’s perspective on restoration/reclamation;
- Industrial perspectives (soil remediation, phytoremediation);
- Complex wetland or riparian restoration project;
- And partnerships/collaborations.

For more info and/or to register:
http://www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events-workshops/2018-nprr

from Public Pastures - Public Interest...

Grasslands are the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected ecosystem on the planet. They contain more Species at Risk than any other region of the country.

The Community Pastures in Saskatchewan contain some of the largest, best managed and biodiverse rich blocks of remaining native grasslands in North America. A conservation network will not only protect our grasslands but support Canada's biodiversity Target 1 to protect 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland water.

Native Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate it Tomorrow

A workbook developed by ANPC's affiliate Prairie Conservation Action Committee and partners contains information and exercises on range health, range management, species at risk, invasive species and riparian areas. Available to all at http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/107210-PCAP-WORKBOOK_final-web.pdf. PCAP requests all users notify them at pcap@sasktel.net for their internal reporting purposes.

Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

Graminoids.pdf
click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library www.uleth.ca/dspace/handle/10133/3376

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

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Events:

Sundays, February 4 and 18 - Nature Alberta is hosting its annual Hypothermic Half Marathon to raise money for core programs, and is seeking volunteers. It’s a great way to support Nature Alberta and a great opportunity to get outside, meet new people, enjoy the thrill of the race and cheer on participants. Volunteers also enjoy hot chocolate along the route and complimentary brunch at the Highlands Golf Club.
To volunteer please contact:
Brian Laver, Volunteer Coordinator
E: hypohalf@naturealberta.ca
P: 780-717-5045

Monday, February 26, Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - The Two Floras of New Zealand: Natural “Bush” and the “Pakeha” Vegetation. Local botanist Patsy Cotterill will recall some of the native and introduced plants she met in the North and South Islands on a 6-week visit there in 2016, and refer to some of the country’s ecological problems.
Time: 7:30 pm, doors at 7:00.
Location: Room 8, 3rd floor of the J. Percy Page Centre - 11759 Groat Road. Park on the south side, go in the south door and sign in.
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is recommended.

Monday, February 26 - Edmonton Horticulture Society talk, A Brief History of Edmonton's Soil by Mark Stumpf-Allen. Over millions of years, erosion in the Rockies filled Glacial Lake Edmonton with a thick layer of fine clay sediment. In the five thousand years since the lake drained, Aspen Parkland has been turning it into deep, rich soil, but over the past century human activity has been turning it back into clay, to crack in the sun and harden into concrete. Know how the soil building process works so you can start building humus-rich topsoil.
Mark Stumpf-Allen has made a life based on Edmonton’s soil. He grew up growing crops in the rich soils of Beverly and Ellerslie, and today has a large plot in Delton where he grows vegetables and Native plants.
Time: 7:30 pm, doors at 6:45 pm.
Location: Central Lions Senior Recreation Centre, 11113 - 113 Street
Admission: Free for members of EHS (show card at door); $10 for non-members

Wednesday, February 28 - Alberta Wilderness Association Edmonton Talk - Our Public Lands: A Treasure to Protect A video series from Alberta Wilderness Association.
Time: Doors at 6:30pm; talk at 7:00pm
Location: Jackson Power & Electric LTD., 9744 - 60 Ave, Edmonton
Admission: $5.00 https://albertawilderness.ca/product/edmonton-talk-public-lands/

Saturday, March 17 - Alberta Native Plant Council’s Workshop And AGM - Celebrating their 30th Anniversary Year! Registration is now open. This year’s workshop is titled: Submerged: A look into Alberta’s Semi-aquatic and Riparian Zones. Some confirmed topics for this year’s program include:
Riparian Restoration
Aquatic and Riparian Invasives
Beaver Impacts on Urban Forests
Location: Devon Golf and Conference Centre, 1130 River Valley, Devon Alberta. Admission: Please view and/or download a registration form here
To register online with a credit card or Paypal, please click here

Seedy Saturday/Sundays:

Saturday, March 10 - 5th Annual Stony Plain Seedy Saturday Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 5411 51 St, Stony Plain
Admission: Free

Sunday, March 18 - Seedy Sunday Edmonton
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Central Lions Seniors' Recreation Centre, 11113 - 113 Street Admission: Free

Further details on the above next month. 



... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month' or 'Plant Family'.
Wildflower News - February 2018.pdf
click to download
Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Native Plants for Bees and Butterflies.pdf
click to download
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
click to download
Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.

Library

ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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