Arbor Week Activities

 

Arbor Week

May 21 to 29, 2022

Loving Nature Scavenger Hunt

Sunday May 22 at 2:00 pm CST

As a fun challenge, we will do a scavenger hunt to see what we can find as part of the scavenger hunt! Download the free iNaturalist app and sign in before you come to the forest so we can all record what we see on our scavenger hunt.

Forest Stories Sharing Circle

(walking tour)

(Victoria Day) Monday May 23 at 2:00 pm CST

 

A time to share about your forest reminiscences. A gathering to celebrate peace and tranquility of the woodlands. Everyone’s story may be different. Cme tell your forest story or poem.  Hear about the afforestation areas

Walk The Trails

Wednesday May 25 1:00 pm CST

Out in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area wander this mixed wood forest, a semi wilderness habitat, in the City of Saskatoon. This is a hidden Urban Regional Park to enjoy. Come Walk The Trails with a couple of guides who share their enjoyment of this greenspace during Arbor Week. Immerse yourself in this wonderful tree experience.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.”

-Carrie Latet.

 

Wed, May 25, 2022 7:00 PM CST  Virtual Event via ZOOM
 
Emeet Tony RinaudoAM Agronomist.   Principal Climate Action Advisor

Climate Action and Resilience Team  Right Livelihood Award Laureate, 2018  Commandeur de Merite, Agricole, Rep. du Niger.

Land & ecosystem degradation reversal. Protect & rehabilitate watersheds, increase carbon storage & recovery of native biodiversity & crops.  Farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) is a low-cost, sustainable land restoration technique used to increase both food and timber production, and resilience to climate extremes. It is a way to enhance the agricultural land with a supply of ecosystem services that have been depleted by land degradation. It is a means to protect and restore watersheds, increase carbon storage, and recover native biodiversity resulting in increased crop yields with this low cost method.

FMNR was developed by the Australian agricultural economist Tony Rinaudo in the 1980s in West Africa.

 

Loving Nature B-I-N-G-O

Sunday May 29 at 2:00 pm CST

As a fun challenge, we will do a BINGO card to see if any one can call out a black-out or a line completed on their BINGO card! Download the free iNaturalist app and sign in before you come to the forest so we can all record what we see on our while watching the BINGO card.

In a collaboration with SOS Trees Inc. the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas and community partners are offering the above events during Arbor Week to celebrate and observe the spring planting of trees.

 “We forget that we owe our existence to  the presence of Trees.   As far as forest  cover goes, we have never been in such a  vulnerable position as we are today.  The  only answer is to plant more Trees – to  Plant Trees for Our Lives.”

Richard St. Barbe Baker

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: friendsareas.ca

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