Today, February 13, is the last day of International Development Week February 7-13 2021 theme Go for the Goals – the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Get involved!
Goal 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals addresses Climate Action. There area amazing nature-based solutions to climate change. Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889-1992) was a visionary. By some estimates, organisations Richard St. Barbe Baker founded, assisted and inspired were responsible for planting at least 26 billion trees, internationally, even during his lifetime.
“When the trees go, the rain goes, the climate deteriorates, the water table sinks, the land erodes and desert conditions soon appear”.~Richard St. Barbe Baker
As part of the Take It Outside challenge, come out to the afforestation area for a walk. Determine which trees are native, and which ones were planted during the 1972 afforestation under the Green Survival Program. Add an observation to the iNaturalist app about the trees, and send an email email@example.com with a photo of a tree you believe is native, and a photo of a tree you think has been planted. The email will allow you to be entered into the draw for a prize for completing this challenge.
Richard St. Barbe Baker founded the International Tree Foundation which started as the Watu Wya Miti. This phrase from the country of Kenya, and the Kiyuyu peoples roughly translates as Men of the Trees, Forest Scout or Forest Guide. As a forest guide, a solemn pledge was taken to plant at least ten trees every year, take care of trees everywhere, and do a good deed every day.
By coming out to the afforestation area, and making identifications and photographs, it is a great first step to taking care of trees everywhere.
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
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
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: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
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
United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
- Use the UN Decade’s Visual Identity
- Make it your own
- Spread the word about the UN Decade
- Let’s Bring Back Forests
- Let’s Green Our Cities
“To be standing together in a frosty field, looking up into the sky, marvelling at birds and revelling in the natural world around us, was a simple miracle. And I wondered why we were so rarely able to appreciate it.”Lynn Thomson
“Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.”