Keeping Track of Litter

Thank you for the interest shown in the George Genereux Urban Regional Park Cleanup scheduled for Saturday September 19. As an outdoor event, on a large property 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile (147.9 acres) it is easy to social distance, and we are giving away free fabric re-usable facemasks for those instance where we cannot social distance. We take the well-being of our volunteers seriously! We are providing cloth facemasks, disposable face masks, plastic gloves, hand sanitizer, taking forehead temperatures, supplying individually packaged refreshment and are encouraging outdoor social distancing in this huge forest.

We are going to be tracking and recording the litter by using Data Card or Online Data Tracking Feature.

We have found out through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup that keeping track of the litter found is a critical aspect of the Shoreline Cleanup.

Why? By tracking litter items it helps determine their origins, leading to solutions to reduce those garbage items that ends up on our shorelines and polluting the South Saskatchewan River via the West Swale (a low lying area a part of the Yorath Island Spillway a glacial river connecting the North Saskatchewan to the South Saskatchewan). The record keeping and solutions also helps reinforce the impact you are having for cleaner shorelines. There
are three great ways to gather your litter data:

  1. Pick up a Data Card from the George Genereux Urban Regional Park Registration Table.
  2. ONLINE APP Use the Online Data Tracking Feature! Want to record your litter findings on a mobile device? Register with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for this event. They will email you your individual links to the online data tracking feature! Wow! It is that easy to record your data digitally. Then just login to your Shoreline Cleanup account on mobile and open this link, tap in to start tallying up the litter items you find. Only those registered on the website for the clean up will receive access to this link.

3. ONLINE APP Jake Rubenstein, Manager of the Great Global Cleanup says “And while you’re picking up litter, check out our Earth Challenge 2020 app to record the composition and amount of trash that you collected. Every data submission, including yours, will help researchers track global litter trends as part of the biggest citizen science project in the world. “

Thank you again for your consideration at finding a time during the day to come out to clean up George Genereux Urban Regional Park inside the City of Saskatoon!

Donations by bottle drive pick up (just contact us if you have bottles 306.380.5368), eTransfer or Paypal to are very welcome for purchase of facemasks, clean up supplies. Tax receipt from the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

777143876RR0001 Non profit charity.

Please kindly advise  if anyone has access to either a:



4/ wheelbarrow

5/ wagon

6/ a 2 or 4 wheel dolly

7/ a pry bar, crow bar or wrecking bar

There are both large items and smaller trash to remove from the greenspace environment on

Sat. Sept 19, 2020 9:00-5:00

Clean Green Community Scene

At George Genereux Park

Besides full day shifts, there are staggered shifts throughout the day available for anyone wishing to volunteer partial days like two hours, or 1/2 day, etc.   It is wise to come for the weather – a hat, closed toe footwear, sunscreen, bug spray & water bottle, pen or pencil to help record trash, canvas gloves, masks.  Prizes to win! Free facemasks, plastic gloves & trash bags. More information

Saturday September 19, 2020

9:00 to 5:00

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:
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! Canada Helps

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“The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. ” Wangari Maathai.

“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 nations 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 to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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