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Jun
6
Sat
National Prairie Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day
National Prairie Day 2020

A wide swath of central North America is comprised of flat grassland running from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan down to Texas. Prairies are home to a wide variety of wildlife including prairie dogs, prairie chickens, buffalo, bison, elk, deer, rabbits, hawks, and foxes. Diverse native prairie plantings offer year-round food, shelter and nesting grounds for habitat.

Founded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 2016, National Prairie Day is celebrated the first Saturday of June every year.

Mission

  • Enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie protection, conservation, restoration, enjoyment, and the ecological concepts found there.
  • Create curiosity and celebrate and encourage a national dialogue around the common ground of the historic and current value of prairie.
  • Recognize the vital importance of conserving the original prairie that remains, and the need to reconstruct native grasslands where appropriate.
  • Celebrate what we can learn, and have yet to discover, from prairie.
  • Discover how each of us benefits from this complex ecosystem.
  • Bring together otherwise disparate entities, united on common ground, towards a common goal.
Sep
14
Mon
Septic Awareness Week 2020
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

Join your industry association in Septic Awareness Week.

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association and is affiliates will be promoting septic awareness during the week of September 14 to 18. The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems.

Notices will be put up on our websites and in local newspapers about the importance of maintaining septic systems along with tips for operation. In some regions of Western Canada, delivery of our Septic Sense program will take place during that week.

Join us in asking your customers, regulatory authorities and municipal representatives – Do you have Septic Sense?

Contact the association office for materials to hand out to your customers!

Oct
21
Wed
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 21 all-day
Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2020 is the sixth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

#ValueWater

Nov
19
Thu
World Toilet Day
Nov 19 all-day

 

World Toilet Day intends to raise awareness of sanitation issues – including hygiene promotion, the provision of basic sanitation services, and sewerage and wastewater treatment and reuse in the context of integrated water management – and make a case for sanitation for all.

Looking for some interesting facts? Click here for “25 toilet facts you won’t want to flush.”