This page is about the PAST clean up on July 9, 2016. In the table of Contents there are the results of the 2015 and 2016 clean ups, appreciations, thank yous and tributes.
The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean Up is now a part of “The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup” , you can Sign up here, please. On Saturday, July 9, 2016 there will be a clean up for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (RSBBAA), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The initial meeting will be in the parking lot of the South West Off Leash Dog Park. There will be meet ups at 8:00 a.am. when the garbage bins arrive. There will be another meet up at 1:00 p.m. This South West off leash dog park is within the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.
In previous Great Canadian Clean Up events, Scouts who particpated in the on-site coordinating were able to work on of their World Conservation badge. When the site coordinator submits the event evaluation form to the Great Candian Clean Up, crests may be requested for the Guides and Scouts who participated.
This is a great way to “Get involved!” “The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup” reports the amazing results from clean ups across Canada, the facts and figures show the results and the impact that volunteer clean up crews make when they come together to “tackle shoreline litter and aquatic debris to help protect our shorelines”.
West Swale Wetlands at
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area”We feel that our greatest victory remains to be won when man will realize his oneness with the trees, the creatures and with all living things, not ours to destroy, but to be handed on for the enjoyment of future generations.” – Richard St. Barbe Baker.
The Richard St. Barbe Baker has three “prairie potholes” within the 2-1/2 mile long stretch of the afforstation area. These wetlands are part of the West Swale which has it confluence at the South Saskatchewan River. On Wikimapia,both the west swale and the Richard St. Barbe Baker Park are marked.
Check out some of the clean ps across Canada who have made the “honour roll” This is indeed a victory for a sustainable environment, indeed, which can be passed on to future generations. Look forward to seeing you at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean up!
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!
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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.