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Prairie Day 2012

Tall Grass Prairie more than just Tall Grass

Prairie Day event (from’s Tall Grass Prairie Preserve will be hosting its annual Prairie Day event on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, located 3 kilometres east of Tolstoi on Provincial Road 209.

Show your support for the Experimental Lakes Area!

As you may have heard , the research programs undertaken at Experimental Lakes Area are scheduled to be cut by our government on March 31. The Experimental Lakes Area, or ELA, is a world renowned research station that directly benefits everyone everyday. The importance of the ELA is well expressed in a recent message we received from Dr. Mariah Mailman, a former researcher at ELA:

The Great Bird Search 2012

Great Bird SearchThe Great Bird Search will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2012. It is an educational fundraising event hosted by Nature Manitoba. Participants look for as many species of birds as they can for any length of time during the Gread Bird Search Day. Novice Birding Teams are lead by experienced birders and there is a BBQ for all participants in the afternoon.

Nature Manitoba protests proposed peat mining development in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park

Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd. is proposing to develop the Hay Point Bog to mine peat for the production horticultural peat products. The bog is located in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park and covers an area of approximately 531 ha.  Before granting this proposal an environmental license, Manitoba Conservation is soliciting public input with a deadline of February 3, 2012.

Manitoba's Important Bird Area Caretaker Program & Job Posting

Nature Manitoba, Nature Canada and Bird Studies Canada are pleased to announce the launch of the Manitoba Important Bird Area Caretaker Program. Manitoba currently has 38 designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and this program will recruit and train volunteer caretakers (individuals or community organizations that act as champions for their local IBA) for each of them. The new program has been made possible by the generous support of the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba Community Services Council.

Nature Manitoba calls for reestablishment of funding for Canadian Environmental Network

On October 13, 2011, Environment Canada informed the Canadian Environment Network that funding for the organization, which is the national coordinating body for hundreds of environmental groups across the country, would be immediately terminated with no explanation given. Nature Manitoba is one of the organizations which will be impacted by this decision, and the following letter was sent to Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

October 19, 2011

Dear Ms. Glover,

Green Lifestyle & Natural Living Show

Last year’s participation at the Green Lifestyle & Natural Living Show proved very worthwhile and Nature Manitoba is once again going to participate. This event is being held at the Convention Centre on October 22 and 23, 2011 and this requires volunteers to sit at our display for a few hours at a time. The exact amount of time will depend on how many volunteers there are. It is preferable to have two volunteers at any given time.