Ignite Awareness, Extinguish the Flames: Protecting Saskatchewan’s Forests and Wildlife

Wildfire outbreaks pose a serious threat to the beautiful forests of Saskatchewan, and the devastating effects of wildfire smoke from northern Alberta and Saskatchewan create near immobilizing conditions. It is crucial for all forest users to be aware of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency Fire Bans across the province and in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. By being informed and taking necessary precautions, we can play a vital role in ensuring public safety and preserving the precious biodiversity of our natural habitats.

“Unite to Protect, Fire Won’t Affect!”

Fire Ban Regulations: The City of Saskatoon has implemented various bylaws to ensure the safety of its parks and green spaces. Bylaw 7767 restricts the use of fireworks, protecting against potential fire hazards. Furthermore, Bylaw No. 8286, the Smoking Control Bylaw, prohibits smoking or vaping in outdoor public places, including parks, trails, and dog parks. These measures are in place to minimize the risk of accidental fires and protect the well-being of both people and nature.

City of Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services Bylaw 7990 provides essential guidance regarding fires and open air fires when there are no fire bans. It is crucial to follow these guidelines during periods without fire bans to prevent any mishaps that could lead to devastating consequences. There is an imperative for no open air fires during a Fire Ban.

“Embrace the Call, Preserve Them All!”

The Importance of Fire Bans: The Rural Municipality of Corman Park, encompassing Cedar Villa Estates Hamlet which borders Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, has declared a fire ban in effect from May 1, 2023. This ban aims to mitigate the risks associated with wildfires and protect the precious ecosystems in the region.

Protecting Biodiversity: The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas are dedicated to safeguarding the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, spanning 132 hectares (326 acres), and the George Genereux Urban Regional Park, covering 60 hectares (148 acres) for generations to come. These areas have experienced nine years of drought, placing immense stress on the wildlife and biodiversity within them. Scientific journals warn that insects are facing a potential sixth mass extinction, largely caused by human activities. Our bird populations are declining, and insects serve as essential “Bird Food on Wings,” as declared by Sam Kieschnick, a Texas Parks & Wildlife Urban Wildlife Biologist.

Drought’s Embrace, Fire’s Deadly Chase

The Guardian recently highlighted that humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, with mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles affected. This alarming report emphasizes that wildlife annihilation has become an emergency that threatens civilization itself.

“Defend the Woods, Unleash Your Good!”

Preserving for the Future: In light of the dire consequences of nine years of drought and the ongoing threat of wildfires, it is more imperative than ever to respect the fire ban regulations. By doing so, we can ensure that future generations can celebrate and enjoy the remarkable Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

“From Roots to Canopy, Protect Eternally!”

Conclusion: As forest users, we hold the power to prevent forest fires and protect the invaluable biodiversity of Saskatchewan. Let us embrace the slogan “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” and work together to raise awareness, adhere to fire ban regulations, and take necessary precautions. By doing so, we can safeguard the safety of humans and wildlife alike and cherish our beloved Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park for years to come.

Break the Cycle, Douse Drought’s Fire

Remember, fire bans are implemented for the well-being of everyone, and it is essential to respect and comply with these regulations. Together, let us foster a safe and resilient environment for all residents of Saskatchewan.

“Be Firewise, Preserve Paradise!”

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

Community Fire Bans

Don’t Let Your Fire Go Wild.

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Protecting Saskatoon’s Afforestation Areas: Understanding Fire Bans and Wildlife Conservation

Embrace the Call, Preserve Them All

In the face of increasing environmental challenges, organizations like Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas are working tirelessly to conserve and protect the 192 hectares (474 acres) of greenspace in Saskatoon for years to come. As we navigate the current fire ban regulations, it is crucial to understand their importance and the potential impact on sensitive areas like the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (132 hectares / 326 acres) and George Genereux Urban Regional Park (60 hectares / 148 acres).

Flame-Free Future, Nature’s Greatest Feature!

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has declared a significant number of fire bans across the province, with 108 active Rural Municipality (RM) fire bans, 38 active Urban Municipality fire bans, and 58 active Provincial Park fire bans.

Nurture Nature, Shield the Forests

The City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 8286 The Smoking Control Bylaw prohibits smoking or vaping in outdoor public places owned or operated by the City. This includes parks, greenspace, trails, and dog parks.  

Cedar Villa Estates Hamlet within the RM of Corman Park, borders the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. The RM initiated their fire ban on May 1, 2023, with strict regulations in place.

Under the RM fire ban, all fires within the RM area are prohibited. This includes extinguishing any outdoor fires currently burning and prohibiting the lighting of any new outdoor fires. The ban encompasses fire pits, burning barrels, controlled burns, and fireworks, with the only exceptions being internal household fireplaces and gas-fueled equipment like propane barbecues or fire pits.

These fire ban measures, implemented as per R.M. Fire Services Bylaw 05/21, will remain in effect until they are deemed appropriate to change. It is crucial for residents and visitors to familiarize themselves with these regulations to ensure compliance and prevent accidental fire ignitions.

The City of Saskatoon, where the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the George Genereux Urban Regional Park is located, also has its own bylaw, the Fire and Protective Services Bylaw (No 7990). This bylaw specifies guidelines for setting open-air fires within the city limits to limit their spread and minimize the risk of wildfires.

These guidelines state that open-air fires when NOT in a fire ban should be contained in non-combustible receptacles made of cement, brick, or sheet metal with a minimum thickness of 18-gauge. The receptacles must be covered with a heavy gauge screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimeters. Additionally, the size of the firebox should not exceed 0.61 meters.

The fuel for open-air fires should consist only of charcoal or cut, seasoned wood. Burning materials such as rubbish, garden refuse, manure, livestock or animal carcasses, and any material that generates black smoke or an offensive odor is strictly prohibited. When NOT in a fire ban, then open-air fires in the proper receptacle must be reasonably supervised, adequately ventilated, and not set in windy conditions that may lead to their spread.

It is important to note that the current fire bans and regulations are not only in place to protect property but also to safeguard the natural environment and wildlife populations. According to The Guardian, humanity has already wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles since 1970. This alarming decline in wildlife populations has led experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilization itself.

The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park, having experienced nine consecutive years of drought, are particularly vulnerable to fire risks. The dense smoke from the fires in northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan further exacerbates the situation, endangering both the flora and fauna within these green spaces.

To ensure the long-term conservation of these vital ecosystems and to protect the remaining wildlife, it is crucial for everyone to be informed about and strictly adhere to the current fire ban regulations. By refraining from activities that could inadvertently cause fires and by following the guidelines set by the RM and City, we can collectively work towards preserving these cherished natural areas.

Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas encourages residents, visitors, and the community to stay updated on the fire ban status provided by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, municipal authorities, and local fire departments. By actively participating in fire prevention efforts and demonstrating responsible citizenship, we can help mitigate the risks of wildfires, preserve the environment, and protect the diverse wildlife populations and forests for generations to come.

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

Community Fire Bans

Don’t Let Your Fire Go Wild.

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional ParkFor directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation AreaFor 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 limitsNEW P4G District Official Community PlanRichard 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-APart SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-AS ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-ANE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation AreaGoogle Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lotWeb page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.comWhere is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with mapWhere is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with mapPinterest richardstbarbebBlogger: FriendsAfforestationTumblr friendsafforestation.tumblr.comFacebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional ParkFacebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation AreaFacebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreasFacebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation AreaFacebook: South West OLRAReddit: FriendsAfforestationTwitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreasMix: friendsareasYouTubePlease 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 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!Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.United Nations Decade on Ecosystem RestorationUse the UN Decade’s Visual IdentityMake it your ownSpread the word about the UN DecadeLet’s Bring Back ForestsLet’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

Understanding the Impact of Fire Bans on Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Unite To Protect, Our Shared Quest!

The current fire bans implemented by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency have important implications for natural areas such as the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. These parks, spanning 132 hectares (326 acres) and 60 hectares (148 acres) respectively, have experienced nine years of consecutive drought, making them particularly susceptible to fire risks. It is crucial to examine the fire ban regulations and understand how they protect these vulnerable ecosystems.

Defend the Woods, Unleash Your Good.

Do YOU like the forests? Please HELP! As the saying goes, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires”

Under the fire ban declared by the RM of Corman Park, all outdoor fires within the Rural Municipality are prohibited. This includes fire pits, burning barrels, controlled burns, and even fireworks. The ban aims to prevent any accidental ignition that could lead to a destructive wildfire. However, internal household fireplaces and gas-fueled equipment, such as propane barbecues or propane fire pits, are exceptions to this ban.

Be Firewise, Preserve Paradise!

In addition to the RM fire ban, the City of Saskatoon has its own bylaw, the Fire and Protective Services Bylaw (No 7990), which provides guidelines for open-air fires when there is NO FIRE BAN. During a FIRE BAN, there are NO FIRES. The bylaw states that open-air fires must be contained in a non-combustible receptacle constructed of cement, brick, or sheet metal with specific thickness requirements. The fuel for these fires should consist only of charcoal or cut, seasoned wood. Burning materials such as rubbish, garden refuse, manure, livestock or animal carcasses, and any material that generates black smoke or an offensive odor is strictly prohibited.

Furthermore, when there is no fire ban, open-air fires must be reasonably supervised, adequately ventilated, and not set in windy conditions. They should not cause interference with the use and enjoyment of another person’s property, and there are specific time restrictions for setting open-air fires between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Discharging firearms or fireworks in parks or recreation facilities also requires written permission from the City.

In addition, City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 8286, The Smoking Control Bylaw prohibits smoking or vaping in outdoor public places owned or operated by the City.  This includes parks and trails, playgrounds, sports fields, spray pads, outdoor and paddling pools, skateboard sites, golf courses, tennis courts, dog parks, public squares and areas around civic buildings.

These fire ban regulations and bylaws are crucial for protecting the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park from potential fire hazards. The nine consecutive years of drought have left these areas more vulnerable to wildfires, and strict fire bans are necessary to mitigate the risks and preserve the natural habitats within these parks.

It is essential for visitors, residents, and communities to respect and comply with these fire bans and regulations. By refraining from activities that could inadvertently cause fires and by following the guidelines set by the RM and City, we can collectively safeguard these valuable natural spaces. Respecting the fire bans and adhering to the restrictions is an act of responsible citizenship that helps protect the environment and ensures the safety of both humans and wildlife.

As we navigate through the fire season, it is crucial to stay informed about the current fire ban status in your area. Keep updated with information provided by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, municipal authorities, and local fire departments. By understanding and following the fire ban regulations, we can minimize the risk of wildfires and contribute to the long-term preservation of these cherished natural areas.

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

Community Fire Bans

Don’t Let Your Fire Go Wild.

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Arbor Week 2023: Healthy Trees, Healthy People

May 20th – 28th, 2023

Join us for a week-long celebration of Arbor Week, where we come together to recognize the vital importance of trees and their profound impact on our health and well-being. This year’s theme is “Healthy Trees, Healthy People,” highlighting the significant connection between the well-being of our environment and ourselves. We invite you to participate in our upcoming events and take action towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

During Arbor Week, we have planned invigorating walks in two remarkable parks, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. These green spaces offer a serene environment to appreciate the beauty of nature and learn about the invaluable role of healthy trees in our lives.

Led by knowledgeable nature enthusiasts, our guided walks will provide insights into the numerous benefits trees bring to our environment. From purifying the air we breathe to providing habitats for diverse wildlife, conserving water, and enhancing our mental and physical well-being, trees are truly life-sustaining. You’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of tree species, discover their unique characteristics, and develop a deeper appreciation for their beauty.

In addition to the walks, we have planned engaging activities and educational presentations that promote environmental awareness and tree conservation. These sessions will expand your knowledge and understanding of the critical role trees play in sustaining our planet.

Arbor Week is also a time to foster community engagement and connection. You’ll have the chance to meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for nature and environmental conservation. It’s an ideal occasion to network, make new friends, and build lasting memories with fellow nature enthusiasts.

Here are the details of our upcoming events:

  1. Sunday, May 21, 2023 – 2:00 pm PaRx Nature Prescription: Combining Fitness & Nature in a Tree-filled Walk Location: George Genereux Urban Regional Park
  2. Monday, May 22, 2023 – 6:30 pm Habitat Heroes: Exploring Tree Diversity and Wildlife Conservation Location: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Tour Guide: Madeline Berezowski
  3. Friday, May 26, 2023 – 6:30 pm Tree Trekking: A Guided Walk Through Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Location: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Tour Guide: Madeline Berezowski
  4. Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST Clean-Up Event: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area & George Genereux Urban Regional Park Location: George Genereux Urban Regional Park Trucks are welcome. Let’s take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15 – Life on Land and support the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) by participating in this clean-up effort. Together, we can make a difference!

We cordially invite you to join us during Arbor Week and be a part of this meaningful celebration. Lace up your walking shoes, embrace the beauty of nature, and learn about the critical role trees play in our lives. Together, let’s celebrate and protect our precious green spaces for generations to come!

Remember, “Many hands make light work!” Let’s come together, Twihamwe, and showcase the strength that arises from diverse communities.

Multis e gentibus vires – From Many Peoples, Strength.

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Celebrating the Beauty of Nature: First Day of City Nature Challenge Comes to an End

As the first day of the City Nature Challenge draws to a close, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the participants in Saskatoon and Area who have downloaded the free iNaturalist app and taken pictures and sound recordings of the biodiversity and signs of life in our community. Your dedication and enthusiasm are truly inspiring!

We are thrilled to report that we have received a total of 126 observations, spanning across 36 different species. Among the unique sightings were butterflies and bees out already in the spring, Trembling Aspen catkins, and mallards back from down south. These observations provide valuable insight into the natural world around us and help us to better understand the biodiversity in our community.

We would also like to thank the identifiers who have helped us to confirm the species of the observations submitted so far. Your expertise is invaluable to the success of the City Nature Challenge, and we are grateful for your contribution.

And of course, we want to recognize the observers in Saskatoon and area who have taken the time to explore their surroundings and capture the beauty of the natural world. Your efforts have helped to increase our understanding and appreciation of the biodiversity in our community.

But the City Nature Challenge is not over yet! There are still four days left, with bioblitzes to engage in on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm, and on Monday at 7 pm. We encourage all participants to take part in Saskatoon and area and continue to submit their observations.

Remember, the City Nature Challenge is a chance to break free from the daily routine and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. It’s an opportunity to search, snap, and share for nature, and to discover the wonders of the world around us.

As we move forward with the challenge, we encourage all participants to continue to submit their observations and share their experiences with others. Remember, every observation counts, and together, we can make a significant impact on our understanding of the natural world.

So start practicing now! Get out there, explore your surroundings, and see what you can find. Who knows what unique sightings and discoveries await you?

And don’t forget to use the iNaturalist app to document and share your observations. Great news, spring is back and it’s the happiest time of the year! Let’s make the most of it and continue to celebrate the beauty of nature together.

Join us for the City Nature Challenge, taking place from April 28 to May 1. Together, we can make a difference and help to protect the natural world for generations to come.

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Arbor Week is Coming Up: SOS Trees and Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Have Events Planned

May 20th – 28th, 2023
Healthy Trees, Healthy People

Trees are essential to our survival and well-being. They provide us with oxygen, food, and shade, and are critical to sustaining our environment. That’s why Arbor Week is such an important event. It’s a time to celebrate trees and their role in our lives, and to take action to protect them.

This year, Arbor Week will be celebrated from May 20th to 28th. The Saskatchewan Government and City of Saskatoon have both officially proclaimed the last week of May as Arbor Week. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. have planned a series of events to mark the occasion.

SOS Trees Coalition is inviting Saskatchewan municipalities and community organizations to celebrate Arbor Week through educational activities, planting, and protecting trees in their community. The theme for Arbor Week 2023 is Healthy Trees, Healthy People, which emphasizes the role of trees in enhancing mental, social, and physical health.

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. have organized invigorating walks in two beautiful parks, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. The walks will be guided by knowledgeable nature enthusiasts who will share their insights about the incredible benefits of trees to our environment, including their role in purifying the air, providing habitat for wildlife, conserving water, and improving mental and physical health.

During the walks, participants will have the chance to observe diverse tree species, learn about their unique characteristics, and appreciate their beauty up close. They will also have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities that promote environmental awareness and tree conservation. The walks are a perfect opportunity to network, make new friends, and build lasting memories.

All tour guides have undergone a vulnerable sector search to ensure the safety of participants. The walks are scheduled as follows:

In addition to the walks, the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. invite you to partake in the Prairie Forest Guide beta version to celebrate Arbor Week. This link for the Prairie Forest Guide https://pfg.friendsareas.ca/ can be accessed anytime for a sneak preview, however, for the full interpretive story experience, the digital wayfinding guide produces the full story in text and audio format when the user is walking in the forest 😉 enjoying the sights, sounds and scenery.

Arbor Week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the beauty and importance of trees, and to take action to protect them. Let’s come together to celebrate and protect our precious green spaces for generations to come!

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Join Us in Creating a Greener Tomorrow: Participate in a Food Forest Survey

We need your help. Be a Part of the Change: Share Your Input on Saskatoon’s Proposed Food Forests

Are you passionate about the environment and the future of our city? The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, a non-profit environmental charity, is excited to announce an important public engagement survey. This survey, conducted by the City of Saskatoon, aims to gather your input on the proposed food forests at Leif Erickson Park and Boughton Park.

Watch YouTube Video Short. Contribute to a More Vibrant Community: Share Your Thoughts on Saskatoon’s Food Forests

By participating in this survey, you can help shape the future of our city’s green spaces and contribute to a more sustainable and vibrant community.

Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and our community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard. Visit our website or contact us to learn more and participate in the survey today! Join us in shaping the future of Saskatoon.

Together, we can make a difference! Survey open April to May 2023. Take part now! Leif Erickson Park Food Forest Demonstration Site Boughton Park Food Forest Demonstration

Saskatoon’s Future is in Your Hands: Take The Survey and Help Us Preserve Our Green Spaces

https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/food-forests

Together We Can Create a Sustainable Future: Share Your Input on Our Parks

Site https://lnkd.in/grTTMK7t

http://friendsareas.ca/

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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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Ethnobotany park interpretation

In recent years, ethnobotany parks have become increasingly popular as a way to explore the relationship between plants, people and culture. At ethnobotany parks, visitors can explore the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples, learn about the traditional uses of plants and explore the connection between plants and culture.

The concept of ethnobotany park interpretation is based on the idea that visitors can learn about the environment and Indigenous cultures in a respectful and meaningful way. This type of interpretation allows for a deeper understanding of the connection between plants, people and culture, and provides a unique opportunity for reconciliation between cultures in the forest.

Ethnobotany park interpretation is a powerful and meaningful way to connect people with nature. Through interactive activities such as guided walks, talks, and demonstrations, visitors can learn about the traditional cultures of Indigenous peoples and the traditional uses of plants. Visitors can also gain a greater appreciation of the environment and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge and species at risk.

Ethnobotany park interpretation also provides a unique opportunity for reconciliation between cultures. By exploring the shared history and culture of Indigenous peoples, visitors can gain a better understanding of the Indigenous perspectives and their connection to the land. This type of interpretation can help to bridge gaps in understanding between cultures and encourage mutual respect and understanding.

Ethnobotany park interpretation is a powerful way to explore the connection between plants, people, and culture. By providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about the traditional cultures of Indigenous peoples, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the importance of preserving traditional knowledge. Additionally, this type of interpretation can help to foster reconciliation between cultures and promote mutual respect and understanding for environmental protections and conservation.

The ideal candidate for this stage one contract position should have a degree in education or a related field and experience in outdoor and environmental education learning experiences. You should be comfortable working in a team environment and have an eye for detail. Additionally, you should be passionate about the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park, and the unique cultural and environmental heritage of the region.

If you are interested in this position and think you have the qualifications and experience necessary, we look forward to hearing from you. Please submit your application and any supporting documents to the Cultural and Environmental Heritage Prairie Forest Guide App team. friendsafforestation@gmail.com

Red-Winged Blackbird. West Swale Wetlands Chappell Marsh. Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Saskatoon, SK
Red-Winged Blackbird. West Swale Wetlands Chappell Marsh. Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Saskatoon, SK

More Information is at KIJIJI on this position

More about this Contract position is posted at Sask Culture

This is STAGE ONE of the Call for Tender.

Please email friendsafforestation@gmail.com for clarification or for further details

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

The Old Bone Trail: Remembering The Legacy Of The Métis

The Old Bone Trail: Remembering The Legacy Of The Métis

The Old Bone Trail, a historic route that was once used by Métis people to transport bison bones from the Saskatoon area to the railway yards, is being highlighted for its role in preserving the memory and legacy of the Métis in Canada. The trail, which is still in use today, is part of the friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. initiative, which seeks to bring awareness to the Indigenous and Métis history of the land.

The Métis first used the Old Bone Trail in the late 1800s to transport bison bones from the area to the railway yards. The bones were used for fertilizer, and the Métis were able to make a living from their work. The trail was an important part of the Métis’ economy and is still remembered today.

The Friends are now working to preserve the memory of the Old Bone Trail and the Métis who used it. They have created a digital wayfinding app that includes virtual markers that highlight the Indigenous and Métis history of the land. This app allows users to access information about the trail and its importance to the Métis people.

The Old Bone Trail is a reminder of the resilience and strength of the Métis people, who were able to make a living from their hard work and ingenuity. The Friends is working to ensure that the history of the Old Bone Trail and the Métis are not forgotten, and that the legacy of the Métis is preserved for future generations.

The Old Bone Trail is an important part of the Indigenous and Métis history of the land, and the Friends are working to ensure that it remains part of the landscape. Through their work, they are preserving the memory of the Métis and their contribution to the local economy. By using the digital wayfinding app, users can access information about the trail and its importance to the Métis people. The Old Bone Trail is an important part of the local history and it is important that it is remembered and preserved.

We’re looking for a Cultural and Environmental Heritage Writer – Editor to work with us to help protect these areas, which are laboratories in ecological succession and habitats for federally and provincially listed species at risk. As a Cultural and Environmental Heritage Writer – Editor, you’ll have the opportunity to help us communicate these important messages to a wider audience and ensure that these areas are protected for generations to come. Help to edit existing stories and write new ones exploring cultural richness of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

Hoar Frost and Rime Ice covering the trees at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Saskatoon , SK , in the bright morning sunlight
Hoar Frost and Rime Ice covering the trees at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Saskatoon , SK , in the bright morning sunlight

More Information is at KIJIJI on this position

More about this Contract position is posted at Sask Culture

This is STAGE ONE of the Call for Tender.

Please email friendsafforestation@gmail.com for clarification or for further details

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

Significant Role- The Old Bone Trail

The Old Bone Trail is a 1.5 km walking trail that follows the route buffalo bones were taken to the rail yards in Saskatoon. The Métis people were responsible for bringing the bones to the yards, and passing through the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA on the way. The Indigenous and Métis history of the land that is part of the afforestation areas is one aspect that needs to be included through virtual markers on the digital wayfinding app.


The Old Bone Trail was created historically and we now remember the significant role buffalo bones played in the development of Saskatoon. The bones were collected by Métis people, who drove the bones to the rail yards in Saskatoon, passing through the RSBBAA on the way. The bones were then shipped to the USA where they were used for fertilizer, resulting in the growth of the city of Saskatoon.

The trail is also designed to help people understand the Indigenous and Métis history of the land that is part of the afforestation areas. The digital wayfinding app includes virtual markers that tell the story of the land, the people, and the buffalo bones story belonging to the Old Bone Trail heritage. Through these markers, users can learn about the history of the land, and how it was used by the Métis people to collect the bones and bring them to the rail yards.

The Old Bone Trail is a unique and important part of Saskatoon’s history. It is not only a reminder of the important role buffalo bones played in the development of the city, but also an opportunity to learn about the Indigenous and Métis history of the land. With the help of the digital wayfinding app, users can gain a deeper understanding of the land, the people, and the buffalo bones that were brought to the rail yards in Saskatoon.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about cultural and environmental heritage and has a proven track record of writing and editing existing engaging and informative content. You should have a good understanding of the issues surrounding naturalized areas, as well as a strong grasp of the English language. Knowledge of the United Nations Decade on Indigenous Languages (Treaty Six) and traditional ecological knowledge is an asset.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Cultural and Environmental Heritage Writer – Editor, please contact us today to learn more about stage one of this contract position at friendsafforestation@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

March 1 If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb

More Information is at KIJIJI on this position

More about this Contract position is posted at Sask Culture

This is STAGE ONE of the Call for Tender.

Please email friendsafforestation@gmail.com for clarification or for further details

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
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
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
Mix: friendsareas
YouTube
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 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!
Donations can be made through Paypal, Canada Helps, Contact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
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

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