It is very encouraging, indeed, that we have heard from the engagement and enthusiasm of the Multi Faith Youth Groups of Saskatoon. Truly fantastic moments arise, when youth are encouraged to take leadership roles in the community, build relationships, and connect with the earth and the environment which sustains all of us in this city of Saskatoon.
“Wherever you are, in communities of any size, I urge you to find out who your neighbors are, what their faith traditions are, and learn from each other…. various faiths and world religions show their commitment to health and the environment.” source Moses Kanhai, President of Multi-Faith Saskatchewan
To walk together in solidarity with community associations, businesses, corporations, sports and environment groups, the multi faith youth share a value connecting ideals of peace, hope, and stewardship of the earth by cleaning up the environment at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. The idea of removing litter from the West Swale wetlands, and restoring the riparian forest area resonated with the Multi Faith Youth, and their response has been joyously received at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. What an amazing way for youth to get involved and be engaged in the care for animals, the planet, and each other with a love which transcends across the planet, beginning locally at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.
The acts and behaviors of youth active in community service work can and does impact the environment and climate which then does have an impact on society at large. Youth coming together with a genuine commitment for transformational change is an amazing journey where youth come together in cooperation and sustainable initiatives. The commitment of the youth groups as they take an important role in the larger community is well and truly appreciated as we all come together working towards a common goal of friendship in Saskatoon to restore the local environment at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.
“Planting and growing increasing quantities of trees is the scientific solution to Earth’s environmental dilemma.”
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
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
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
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
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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.