Jane’s Walks


Richard St. Barbe Baker L.L.D, O.B.E.
photo credit University of Saskatchewan.
University Archives and Special Collections.
Richard St. Barbe Baker Fonds MG71.

Saskatoon’s Man of the Trees  Saturday May 4, 2019 a Part of Jane’s walks

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Richard St. Barbe Baker, known around the world as The Man of the Trees, has been called “The First Global Conservationist.”
Address: We’ll start at the site of Richard St. Barbe Baker’s last tree planting at the Diefenbaker Centre and, for those who want to, we will walk to Woodlawn Cemetery, where he is buried. Stories of Baker will be told along the way. Assemble in the parking lot furthest north of the Diefenbaker Centre (101 Diefenbaker Place) closest to the river, where you will see a picnic table and fire pit. The walk will start there.
Woodland’s Walk a part of Jane’s Walks Sunday May 5
SUNDAY MAY 5th, 2019 at 2:00 PM: The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area in the Southwest corner of the city is one of Saskatoon’s best kept secrets. The afforestation area is named after one of the world’s renowned conservationists, otherwise known as “The Man of Trees”. The afforestation area is 40+ year old planted forest that has seen its share of good times and bad. Come out and take a walk along the beautiful wooded trails and learn more about the recent efforts to protect the area to give the space an identity through ongoing shared use initiatives like the St Barbe Winter Recreational Fat Bike Trail network and South West Off Leash Recreational Area. If you would like to learn more about the Richard St Barbe Baker then be sure to join Paul Hanley’s Saskatoon Man of the Trees Walk the day before [Saturday May 4th at 2pm].
Wild Spring Walk a part of Jane’s Walks Sunday May 5
SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019 3:30 PM:  George Genereux Urban Regional Park “Afforestation Area” Wild Spring Walk.
Leave the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and come on over to its neighbour; George Genereux Urban Regional Park – just turn right (west) out of the SW OLRA and (turn right at the dead end near the railway tracks) proceed along Cedar Villa Road all the way to Sk Hwy 7 where you will turn right.  On the Sk Hwy 7 proceed north towards the city, go up and over the CN overpass and take the first left onto the grid road, and follow that grid road south to the western side of the CN overpass, and Voila! you will be at George Genereux Urban Regional Park.  If you are leaving from the city  and driving west on 22nd Street, then use these directions to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
Come discover the flora and fauna in this semi-wilderness afforestation area named George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this quarter section of trees planted in 1972 as a tree nursery, and named in honour of George Genereux in 1979.

“The aim of the Men of the Trees is briefly  ‘ to develop a tree sense in every citizen, and to encourage all to plant, protect and love their native trees; for forestry is among the oldest and most honourable of the peaceful arts of men, and in its practice is unselfish and constructive service.’ ”
In the words of Henry van Dyke, America’s greatest tree poet,
He that planteth a tree is a servant of God;
He provideth a kindness for many generations
And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.”  Richard St. Barbe Baker

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

Pinterest richardstbarbeb

Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

You Tube Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

You Tube George Genereux Urban Regional Park

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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“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.

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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