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New Saskatchewan Co-Operative Wildlife Management Survey App Now Available

The Ministry of Environment has launched a new mobile application called the Saskatchewan Co-operative Wildlife Management Survey (SK CWMS) for Saskatchewan’s people to record wildlife observations.  Species include moose, elk, deer and select upland game birds, which helps the ministry manage wildlife decisions.

“The SK CWMS app, which is compatible with Apple and Android smart phones, will make recording wildlife information much easier,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “This modern platform not only simplifies the recording of wildlife sightings, but also increases the accuracy and timeliness of information provided to the ministry.”

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Wildlife Management Survey began in the 1980s as a way to better understand herd structure for deer.  Today, the survey is used as a tool to gather population information for moose, elk, deer and select upland game birds across the province.  This long-standing, volunteer-based survey provides valuable information to guide the management of game species.

“Wildlife sightings provide important information indicating population growth and survival for big game and upland game birds, to help wildlife managers with their planning,” Duncan said.

New Saskatchewan Co-Operative Wildlife Management Survey App Now Available Government  Saskatchewan Environment

Although observers are encouraged to record observations for all species throughout the year, each game species has the following key observation periods when it is particularly important to record your observations:

  • White-tailed deer and mule deer: September 1 to November 30
  • Moose: September 1 to December 31
  • Elk: September 1 to February 28
  • Sharp-tailed grouse: March 1 to July 15
  • Wild Turkey: December 1 to March 1

Everyone from across the province is invited to join the community of volunteer wildlife observers by downloading the app (SK CWMS) on GooglePlay or the Apple store.  Once the app is downloaded, call 1-800-567-4224, for your participant number and activation code.

The traditional paper booklet will remain available for those who prefer this method of recording information.  To receive a traditional survey booklet, please call 1-800-567-4224.

For further information, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/parks-recreation-heritage-and-arts/hunting-trapping-and-angling/wildlife-population-surveys.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Government, SARCAN and SaskMilk Remind Residents to Recycle Milk Containers | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Environment Minister Scott Moe joined representatives from SARCAN and SaskMilk at the East Regina SARCAN depot today to remind Saskatchewan residents that milk containers are now included in the provincial recycling program.

As of April 1, residents can return ‘ready-to-serve’ milk containers to any of SARCAN’s 72 depots to receive a refund of the deposit paid at the point of purchase.

“SARCAN does a great job of running the beverage container recycling program, and through their efforts more than 80 per cent of containers are returned,” Moe said.  “We have a great partnership with SARCAN and we are pleased to add milk containers to this important program.”

The new refundable deposits for milk containers are:

  • $0.10 for plastic milk containers, paper milk cartons or tetra boxes, between one and 999 ml.
  • $0.25 for plastic milk containers, paper milk cartons or tetra boxes, one litre or more.
Government, SARCAN and SaskMilk Remind Residents to Recycle Milk Containers | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Government SouthWest Saskatchewan  Recycling Government of Saskatchewan Environment

“We have been very pleased by the positive reaction we’ve received so far from our customers across the province,” SARC and SARCAN Recycling Executive Director Amy McNeil said.  “Now Saskatchewan residents have even more options to recycle than ever before, and we are very happy to have SARCAN be part of this opportunity to make sure even more materials are diverted from our Saskatchewan landfills.”

“Saskatchewan dairy farmers are proud stewards of the environment, and support this program that encourages the recycling of dairy containers in all areas of the province,” SaskMilk Chair Melvin Foth said.

SARCAN will accept fluid beverage containers including milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee creamers, lactose-free milk products and drinkable yogurt.  It will not accept containers from concentrates such as frozen juice mixes, infant formula, meal replacements, non-fluid coffee additives, pre-whipped whipping cream, evaporated milk or condensed milk.  SARCAN will only accept milk containers with best before dates after April 1, 2017.

An environment handling fee of $0.03 for paper and aseptic/tetra cartons, $0.06 for plastic containers, and $0.07 for glass containers will apply to milk containers at the point of purchase.  Environmental handling charges cover the environmental cost of collecting, consolidating and recycling milk containers, and are non-refundable.

Residents can begin recycling eligible milk containers immediately at any SARCAN depot.

Source: Government, SARCAN and SaskMilk Remind Residents to Recycle Milk Containers | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Mayor Campbell Speaks at the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council Fall Workshop

Today Councillor Ed Lowenberger and myself attended the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council Fall Workshop. I was invited to speak at this years’ conference on how Recycling, and Waste Management works in Gull Lake. The presentation gave some history on how the current waste/recycle program came to be and how it works. I was pleased to share that Gull Lake has recycled 20.774 Tonnes of material in the first half of 2016.

I spoke about the partnership the Town has with the R.M. of Carmichael & R.M. of Gull Lake for single stream recycling bin in the industrial area. The 40-yard bin has been placed at the R.M. of Carmichael Office & Shop (located in Gull Lake) and is available for rural ratepayers as well as any Town residents.

The last part f the presentation dealt with the operation of the landfill and types of material allowedl. I touched on the challenges we face with the next pit having to be engineered and our desire to keep the current landfill operating, for as long as we can.

The conference was very informative and provided a good networking opportunity with other communities.

Mayor Campbell

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