Sunday tour

Arbor Week Saskatoon

Celebrate Saskatoon’s First Arbor Week May 28 to June 6, 2021
Arbor Week was requested by SOS Trees Coalition
Pamphlet Poster
You are invited to a Sunday tour for Arbor Week celebrations
The remarkable legacy of Richard St. Barbe Baker and the 326 acre forest named in his honour to commemorate his extraordinary achievements
Event Timing: Sunday May 30, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Event Address: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area GPS 52.1004657,-106.7539449
Contact us at (306) 380-5368 friendsafforestation@gmail.com
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The following changes will be made to public health orders during Step One of the Re-Opening Roadmap just in time for the day of the tour, May 30:
Limit of 150 people at public outdoor gatherings; and 
Current province-wide masking mandate remains in place.

Description and Directions
Extraordinary legacy tour of Richard St. Barbe Baker and the 326 acre afforestation area named in his honour.

Robert White will share his knowledge about Richard St. Barbe Baker who, by some estimates, has been responsible for planting at least 26 billion trees during his lifetime through international organisations he founded or assisted. Many world wide tree planting organisations have arisen inspired by his legacy and have gone on to plant many more billions of trees. Arbor Week is a fitting time to commemorate the legendary work of Richard St. Barbe Baker as 50 years ago the University of Saskatchewan recognized the extraordinary achievements of Baker which had a sustained impact on others’ lives and provided inspiration for others. This tour will have two leaders to share stories about this heritage forest and how Saskatoon was a pioneer in creating nature based climate action solutions with the planting of this man-made forest on the prairies.

Meet up on Sunday May 30, 2021 at two p.m. for a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA tour. The location will be the South West Off leash recreation area parking lot, and proceed from there. We encourage those arriving for the tour to bring-wear facemasks, and observe social distancing to comply with outdoor COVID protocols. Free facemasks will be available.

The coordinates {latitude and longitude} for your smart phone Google maps app are 52.1004657,-106.7539449 to park at the South West off leash recreation area parking lot. Address is 355 Township Road 362-A. Directions with map and images https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/where-is-the-richard-st-barbe-baker-afforestation-area/

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′
Addresses:
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
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Blogger: FriendsAfforestation
Tumblr friendsafforestation.tumblr.comFacebook 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
Reddit: FriendsAfforestation
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
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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

““Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause. Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward. Bend to the winds of heaven..”

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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