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
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 transportation available, best access is by vehicle heading west on Cedar Villa Road. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Though this tour and the Nature City Festival dates have come and gone, please e-mail or contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. if you would like a tour of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.