SW OLRA waymarking sign
New wayfinding signs installed at the South West Off Leash Recreation Area [SW OLRA]. The off leash dog park has received hew way marking signage that provide hundreds of visitors with clear directions and information about the SW OLRA. From results obtained from the counter installed at the entrance to the dog park, city officials realized that the SW OLRA was fast becoming one very well used off leash recreation area. Installation of the signs began Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Currently, there is one title sign and there are two interpretive or way marking signs at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, both within the area of the SW OLRA. The signs include information about the SW OLRA, and also map of the off leash dog park segment . The reverse side of the sign has a panel where community events may be posted that may only be current for the short term. Notices and warnings appear here which may affect travel within the SW OLRA. Hooks are available for a lost and found area to hang a lost mitten, or dog bootie &c as the case may be. A bin of bags is also supplied to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets.
Kevin Ariss, Open Space Consultant Animal Services has been in contact with the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as well as the SW OLRA users. Earlier, on June 8, 2016, the chain link fencing was installed, and the entrance way improved in its appearance greatly from this initiative.
Goals for the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area center on the concept of community, networking and identity of the RSBBAA. The SW OLRA is a fenced in 14.5 acre area within the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.. Do you think the new signage will increase the profile of the South West Off Leash Recreation Area and the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? Express your appreciation to the City of Saskatoon for the new signs in the comment section below.
“The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it is the “Skin” of the earth, for without it there can be no water and, therefore, no life.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker
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
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Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
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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.