Are you ready to explore the biodiversity of Saskatoon and surrounding areas like never before? The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is coming to Saskatoon from April 28 to May 1, 2023, and we invite you to be a part of this exciting environmental initiative. The CNC is a global event that encourages people to document the organisms they find in their cities using the iNaturalist app, and this year, Saskatoon is joining the challenge for the first time!
The CNC is not only a fun and educational activity, but it also serves a greater purpose. By participating in the CNC, we are taking action locally to promote sustainable and climate-conscious practices, while also contributing to a global effort to understand and protect urban biodiversity. This international collaboration fosters a community of environmental champions and guardians, which is crucial in the face of climate change.
The CNC Canada 2023 is an initiative led by the Canada Wildlife Federation, and you can check out the Canadian Umbrella Project Page for CNC 2023 to see which other cities across the country are participating. It’s an exciting opportunity for Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan to showcase our amazing biodiversity to the world and learn from other cities that have participated in the CNC in previous years.
We are looking for individuals and groups who are interested in documenting organisms on iNaturalist between April 29 and May 2, 2023. If you want to be a part of this exciting event, let us know! We would love to have collaborators and co-hosts for the City of Saskatoon. There will also be a follow-up event from May 3 to May 8, 2023, where you can use your computer at home to help identify the observations. And the best part? It’s all free!
As an iNaturalist user, you can view our City of Saskatoon CNC YXE 2023 project page and journal and start getting involved. We have also started a webpage for CNC YXE 2023 to provide hints, tips, engagement, information, and interest, and we would be thrilled to add your organization as a partner. There is a YouTube Channel with iNaturalist clips for any interested citizen scientist!
There are many ways you can contribute to the success of the CNC YXE 2023. You can participate as a nature observer, join a group bio-blitz, or go outdoors individually with the iNaturalist app on your smartphone. It’s easy, and we have plenty of resources to share. If you are a partner organization, you can have your logo featured online and help promote the event. You can also offer your skill sets or find sponsors to spread the word in the media. And if you’re really passionate about nature, you can even lead your own nature connect group bio-blitz with a date/time meetup via Facebook events or Eventbrite.
So, mark your calendars for the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge (CNC) YXE 2023 happening from April 28 to May 1, 2023, and get ready to connect with nature in Saskatoon like never before. Let’s come together as a community to document and appreciate the biodiversity in our city and contribute to a global effort to protect our planet’s natural heritage. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of something bigger! For more information and to get involved, email us at email@example.com.
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 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.
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