Health is wealth

April 7 is World Health Day
For people one would say that “Health is wealth”.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an especial awareness of the health of the human species.  Hoping today is finding you and yours healthy and well.

A very interesting thing has come to light also, because of this tragedy; wild animals wander through deserted cities under Covid-19 lockdown. “This is the habitat they once had and that we’ve taken away from them,” said Marcelo Giagnon

“It gives us an opportunity to see what it might be like if we do reduce our movements,” said James Pagé, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s species at risk and biodiversity specialist.

As humans retreat to their shelters in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, wild animals are having a rare opportunity to come out of their shelters.

“God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. “-Mother Teresa

As we consider our human species health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is good to be cognizant also of the health of the animals who live locally, and have less and less areas for their habitats and homes.

Reflecting on the health of the human species health during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider the health of the planet.

Health is wealth for animals, and the planet.

“You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.”
Richard St. Barbe Baker

Today is Tuesday,  April 7, and coming to the close of the first week of Earth Month. This year’s Earth Day 2020 theme is Climate Action.

Did you know, that protecting the habitat of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and George Genereux Urban Regional Park as the urban footprint grows ever larger exponentially, that  being aware of the environment will stop the extirpation and extinction of endangered species.

The horned grebe and barred tiger salamander are listed as a species of special concern by the Committee On The Status Of Endangered Wildlife In Canada – an Independent Advisory Panel to the Minister Of Environment and Climate Change. The Red-necked Phalarope, Baird’s Sparrow and Grasshopper Sparrow are special concern, and Bobolink, Bank Swallow is threatened nationally under the federal Species at Risk Act SARA Schedule 1. The provincially listed small yellow lady’s slipper is another species in need of environmental guardianship. Protecting critical habitat is thus a key concern.  So, where exactly do the small yellow lady’s slipper grow in the afforestation area?

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” Albert Einstein

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:

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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 SW 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:
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

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT, 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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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 to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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