PCAP has 29 partners and we are going to do a monthly Partner Spotlight. This month, we are putting the spotlight on:
Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre
Submitted by Lori Johnson, SBOIC
The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) opened its doors to the public in July 1997 and ever since we have been dedicated to raising public awareness about Canada's endangered species, specifically the Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat. The Centre's mandate is to promote conservation through education, eco-tourism and stewardship and we do this through in-house tours and displays as well as a traveling component known as Owls on Tour which is highlighted by the participation of 3 hand-raised ambassador owls. Over the years our flock has expanded to include a Short Eared Owl, and several Richardson's ground squirrels.
The wild population of Burrowing Owls in Canada has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's and in 1995 they were officially declared an endangered species. If this population trend continues these amazing, unique owls could become extirpated from the Canadian prairies!
You can help by attending "Carniv-owl", our 19th annual fundraiser, on Saturday, November 23, 1-5 pm at the Moose Jaw Convention Centre. There will be games, prizes, food and drinks. Advanced tickets on sale now; $35.00 for a family of 4 or $10/person. Advanced ticket holders receive 5 FREE tokens per ticket which can be used for games and/or food. Tickets will also be available at the door.
More Information: https://www.skburrowingowl.ca/events/?utm_source=November+2019+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
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