While you are out at the George Genereux Urban Regional Park on June 5 helping out with the Clean Green Community Scene, you are actually taking part in the first day of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration!
The UN Virtual Launch Gala will take place June 4-5. From the beginner’s guide on eco-system restoration: “This year, 5 June, World Environment Day, marks the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a 10-year push to halt and reverse the decline of the natural world. “
Did you know that to date more than 25,030 kg or 55,181.7 pounds of trash have been removed from the Saskatoon afforestation areas eco-system?
I don’t want to protect the environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.Anonymous
Can you celebrate that this may be the date of the last major afforestation area clean up?
I don’t want to protect the environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Did you know that afforestation areas are amazing nature-based solutions to climate change?
If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.David Suzuki
So, thanks for signing up on eventbrite to come out for ecosystem restoration where we will actually really really be doing restoration work, it will be appreciated.
June 5 is….. Arbor Week request for city proclamation by SOS Trees Inc.!
June 5 is….. the first day of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
June 5 is….. International Trails Day.
June 5 is….. World Environment Day.
June 5 is….. Clean Green Community Scene.
June 5 is…. George Genereux Park Clean up 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Now that SK is moving into Step One which will see the cautious easing of public health measures across the province. New Changes to public health orders in Step One will include:
- Limit of 150 people at public outdoor gatherings; and <—- great news for the George Genereux Park clean up on Saturday June 5, but now needs massive networking and sharing of information via email blitz, word of mouth etc. (please and thank you) The park is 147.8 acres in size about 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile square, so lots of room to socially distance, and we have trail maps! Refreshments! Extra facemasks!
- Current province-wide masking mandate remains in place.
- Many hands make light work
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
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
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
““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