Saturday September 19 is World Clean Up Day!
This isn’t a typical year for cleanups. According to EarthDay.com we all still have a part to play. You you act on trash pollution and also do it safely. You can go out by yourself or with a small group of family, friends or coworkers, you can make a difference by cleaning up litter at George Genereux Urban Regional Park. EarthDay.com even has a safety checklist in addition to the safety list we have adopted!
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. “
Rubenstein goes on to say; “This pandemic has not stopped the pollution of our environment — and it won’t stop us either. Cleanups are still possible, and together we can make a real difference in the health of our planet.”
The Province of Saskatchewan provides guidelines and reminders in these uncertain times about public safety in group gatherings, see the following listing. We will divide and conquer! Divide into groups, and conquer the trash! Never, ever will there be 30 or more people picking up the same trash pile!!! When you arrive please sign in at the registration desk and pick up your supplies 😉
Risks of COVID-19 REMINDERS
- Individuals who are sick should stay home.
- A physical distance of two metres should be maintained between people not from the same household or extended household.
- Individuals should wash their hands before and after using park.
- Avoid overcrowding. Individual groups must not exceed the restrictions on public gatherings.
Restrictions limiting the size of indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings remain in place. Effective July 28, 2020, indoor and outdoor gatherings may have a maximum of 30 people provided a two metre separation can be maintained at times between individuals who are not in the same household.” The gathering size restriction does not apply to:
- “Settings where people are distributed into multiple rooms or buildings, and workplaces.”
- In George Genereux Urban Regional Park we are all dividing up into separate workplaces whether we have more than or less than 30 people turn out. People may arrive for different shifts throughout the day, and go to separate areas to clean up throughout the park.
George Genereux Urban Regional Park is
1/2 mile by 1/2 mile in size or 147.8 acres, so there are lots of areas to have two metre separation
Practise proper hand hygiene:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer.
- Refrain from touching your face.
- Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers before and after.
Areas we establish, such as the registration table, and visited by people will be kept clean and free from clutter and regularly cleaned with disinfectant!
- Face masks are an additional measure we are all taking here today to protect people around you when physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable. You may use your own PPE, or know that we supply facemasks!
- So celebrate World Clean Up Day on Saturday September 19 at George Genereux Urban Regional Park!
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
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
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 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! Canada Helps
“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