It is a fervent desire that the afforestation area is restored to its natural beauty to make an amazing nature viewing site. The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as a dedication to St. Barbe is an amazing tribute to ecology as the city grows to a population of 1/2 million by 2023. Please help us to care for the afforestation area, the “West Swale” wetlands and surrounding environment. Together let us restore the afforestation area to its original magnificence and wildlife habitat vibrancy! As Saskatoon grows to 1/2 million by 2023, it is time to take back the forest!
A week-end day, Saturday July 9, 2016 was chosen to clean up the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA. Saturday July 9, 2016 avoids the worst of the tick season. The city is kindly allocating a trash bin on site to facilitate the clean up efforts. The bin will arrive at about 8:00 a.m. There are morning 8:00 a.m. and afternoon shifts 1:00 pm available for anyone wishing to volunteer. It is wise to come for the weather – a hat or sweatband, along with sunscreen, bug spray and full water bottle/travel mug, pen or pencil, a lawn and garden garbage bags and canvas garden gloves or work gloves. If it is raining the clean up date will move to Saturday July 16, 2016. For more information StBarbeBaker@yahoo.com
Location: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is south of Cedar Villa Road; west of the Civic Operations Centre (Bus Barns) and north of the Chappell Marsh Conservation Area land area.
Wikimapia Map with afforestation area location:
Google Maps with Off Leash area location pin at parking lot:
Parking available at the South West Off Leash Dog Park Parking Lot. Best access is by vehicle.
Coordinates 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Please help in the clean up efforts to protect the afforestation area, the wetlands, and the environment. Looking forward to your RSVP to StBarbeBaker@yahoo.com then the city can be informed as to the number of community volunteers are available. Please let community associations, interested individuals, green groups, schools, churches, youth groups know about this event for their meetings, bulletins, announcements and newsletters as soon as possible There is a need to network and get the word out now that the cleanup event will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016.
The following would also be beneficial. When you RSVP, StBarbeBaker@yahoo.com please kindly advise if anyone has access to either
6/a 2 or 4 wheel dolly
There are both large items and smaller trash to remove from the environment on Saturday, July 9, 2016. There will be tractor and a trailer to help haul larger items as well
Many hands make light work or as the SK provincial motto goes … Multis e Gentibus Vires (“Strength from Many Peoples”)
or perhaps more fitting is the motto from Richard St. Barbe Baker International “Men of the Trees” organization. TWAHAMWE, an African word meaning ‘pull together’.
The Clean up Day Campaign is made possible by a wonderful grant by <A href=”https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/eco-friendly-grant-appreciation/”>EcoFriendly Sask.ca</a> Thank you very kindly!!!
It is with great appreciation that we were able to join the Meewasin & Affinity Credit Union Clean-Up Campaign and receive assistance!
For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)
Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!
|Membership : $20.00 CAD – yearly
Membership with donation : $20.00 CAD -monthly
Membership with donation : $50.00 CAD
Membership with donation : $100.00 CAD
What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides? To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.