Clean up July 9, 2016

Stand firm, hold fast,
Reach upward to the ski
Bend to the winds of Heaven,
And learn tranquility.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Webpage
Facebook: StBarbeBaker  Facebook group page
It is a fervent desire that the afforestation area is restored to its natural beauty to make an amazing nature viewing site. The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as a dedication to St. Barbe is an amazing tribute to ecology as the city grows to a population of 1/2 million by 2023. Please help us to care for the afforestation area, the “West Swale” wetlands and surrounding environment. Together let us restore the afforestation area to its original magnificence and wildlife habitat vibrancy!

A week-end day, Saturday July 9, 2016 was chosen to clean up the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Saturday July 9, 2016 avoids the tick season. The city is kindly allocating a trash bin on site to facilitate the clean up efforts. The bin will arrive at about 8:00 a.m. There are morning and afternoon shifts 1:00 pm available for anyone wishing to volunteer. It is wise to dress for the weather – a hat, sunscreen, sweatband along with water bottle and gloves would be beneficial. If it is raining the clean up date will move to Saturday July 16, 2016. For more information

Location: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is south of Cedar Villa Road; west of the Civic Operations Centre (Bus Barns) and north of the Chappell Marsh Conservation Area land area.

Wikimapia Map with afforestation area location:

Google Maps with Off Leash area location pin at parking lot:,-106.7541901,15z

Parking available at the South West Off Leash Dog Park Parking Lot. Best access is by vehicle.
Coordinates 52° 06′ 106° 45′

Please help in the clean up efforts to protect the afforestation area, the wetlands, and the environment. Looking forward to your RSVP to then the city can be informed as to the number of community volunteers are available. Please let community associations, interested individuals, green groups, schools, churches, youth groups know about this event for their meetings, bulletins, announcements and newsletters as soon as possible There is a need to network and get the word out now that the cleanup event will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

The following would also be beneficial. When you RSVP, please kindly advise if anyone has access to either
6/a 2 or 4 wheel dolly
There are both large items and smaller trash to remove from the environment on Saturday, July 9.
Cash donations to MVA for the RSBBAA welcome.
Many hands make light work or as the SK provincial motto goes … Multis e Gentibus Vires (“Strength from Many Peoples”)
or perhaps more fitting is the motto from Richard St. Barbe Baker International “Men of the Trees” organization. TWAHAMWE, an African word meaning ‘pull together’.