Afforestation Tour “Nature City Festival”

There has indeed been a tour of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area added to the Wild About Saskatoon, “Nature City Festival”, to aid in the education process about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and its history.  As well the tour will relate the legacy of St. Barbe, the forest/wetlands environment  area.

RICHARD ST. BARBE BAKER AFFORESTATION TOUR (EAST SIDE)

Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday May 27, 2016 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday May 28, 2016 10:00-11:30 am

Location *

On Cedar Villar Road west of the Civic Operations Centre (Bus Barns)
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is north of the land for Chappell Marsh Conservation Area.

Wikimapia Map with afforestation area location:

Google Maps with Off Leash area location pin at parking lot:

Parking is at the South West Off Leash Dog Park Parking Lot (dog park is within the afforestation area).  Best access is by vehicle.
Coordinates 52° 06′ 106° 45′

Wild About Saskatoon “Nature City Festival” Richard St. Barbe Baker event Description

Stewards for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation area invite you to join us for a walking tour of the afforestation area.

A tour of the eastern portion Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.

On the tour you will get acquainted with some of the trees and shrubs that were distributed to the afforestation in 1972,  we’ll explore what an afforestation area actually is, who a silviculturist is, we’ll learn a bit of the legacy behind Dr. Richard St. Barbe Baker, L.L.D, O.B.E. silviculturist, Father of Trees and founder of the international movements, “Men of the Trees” and “Children of the Green Earth”. Come celebrate the spirit of trees and the importance of trees and forests in sustaining life on Earth.  Let us follow in the footsteps of St. Barbe and become as Men of the Trees.

Please do dress for a walk in the woods, closed toe shoes, and dressed for the weather.  Applying bug spray beforehand would be advised for such a walk. This event is suitable for all ages. Children accompanied by an adult.  Come and enjoy the spring beauty amidst the trees in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (East Side).

The off leash dog park is adjacent to the tour area, so pets are welcome. During the tour pets should be on leashes to better facilitate the tour.

Not Wheelchair friendly.

The event is cancelled if raining.  There are no shelters, and no facilities (it is a forest).

No cost

No transportation available, best access is by vehicle heading west on Cedar Villa Road.  Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, south west of the city.
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
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Though this tour and the Nature City Festival dates have come and gone, please e-mail or Contact the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area if you would like a tour of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.

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Author: stbarbebaker

This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT yahoo.com to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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