Support the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc
Your contributions to support our mission are greatly appreciated by all residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area who enjoy the forest, these local parks, wetlands and green spaces. Our project involves environmental protection and education programming endeavours which increase public awareness, community participation, and increased knowledge around the natural environment, the rich and diverse heritage, and place-based learning opportunities in the afforestation areas.
Why donate? Read the upcoming vision!
Did you know? You can receive as much as 53% back through charity tax deductions.
All the Ways to Give and Save – any size donation large or small helps enormously! “Every penny counts!” to make a large impact, and transform the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.
“With open hearts and open hands, we gave what we could, and a little became a lot.” –from Give a Little
The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. not – for – profit charity incorporation has five charitable purposes as follows;
1/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by conserving or restoring ecosystems and biodiversity on a long-term basis at the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, which were preserved in perpetuity by City of Saskatoon Council in 1972.
2/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by reducing pollution and by cleaning up illegal trash dumping in the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas through addressing land dump sites and monitoring wetlands and greenspaces for instances of illegal dumping
3/ To provide public amenities by maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.
4/ To protect and preserve significant heritage sites by ensuring safety, restoring, developing, and maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas with a view to commemorating the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas and educating the public about it. Commemorate; honor and respect the past, celebrate the present and provide a legacy for the future.
5/ To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
As incorporated entities with an unique identity, Friends are governed by board members; and have customized organizational by-laws and letters patent. Friends work locally with the City of Saskatoon park superintendent, MVA guidance, and other park liaisons as designated by the park superintendent. In Ontario, there are many, many Friends of the Park organizations, working together collaboratively to achieve mutually beneficial objectives, and now here we are in Saskatchewan working collaboratively. All the Ways to Give and Save
The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park are both Saskatoon’s best kept secret treasures! The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. has formed to help preserve them as greenspaces, as they are loved, appreciated and enjoyed by so many members of the public, indeed, all year long.
If you support the aforementioned purposes and objects, please help protect / enhance/ commemorate your afforestation areas. For more information please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail) Membership campaign and Fundraiser
Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). If you are under 18 (no membership fee), let us know so we can issue a special honorary Friends of the Afforestation Area Certificate.
We welcome all members of the general public, and our meetings will be focusing on the articles of incorporation embracing the visions and activities as above. Please email at friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, and join the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
If you have any questions about Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park, or the non-profit group named the Friends of the Afforestation Areas Inc please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com
Contact or E-transfer friendsafforestation AT gmail.com and e-Transfer membership fee to same email address.
You can e-mail in application with your paypal payment to
Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. ==> friendsafforestation AT gmail.com
Our meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month over coffee/tea.
As a member of the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc., what activities would you be interested in being involved in?
Volunteer Labour, installing signs, gates, etc.______________________________________________
Event Manager and Committee Members – Planning, leading or serving on a committee for fundraising and educational events. In-person events or virtual events. ______________________________________________
Grant Writer – Researching upcoming grants and eligibility, then writing, editing, and submitting the application. ______________________________________________
Fundraising Team Member – Serving on a fundraising team to bring in funding for the organization, and ultimately of benefit to the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. ______________________________________________
Donations In Kind Team Member – Serving on a fundraising team to bring in donations – in -kind for the organization, and ultimately of benefit to the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. ______________________________________________
Event personnel – Helping with the coordination of volunteers, registration, greeting, work at the registration table, and serve as needed. ______________________________________________
Field Tour Guide – Helping conduct tours of the natural, historic, geological and human geography heritage of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. Please indicate which area you are most interested in. ______________________________________________
Board Member – Board members serve in the capacity to oversee the direction of the charity along with the financial well-being of the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. A member at large attends all board meetings which are held once a month. They might work on committees as they arise. They may serve as public or community liason bringing information forward from the users of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas to the Board. ______________________________________________
Other Activities (What areas of work are you most interested in?)
Trail volunteer (GGURP) inspecting Trail alliance / Trail alliance – watching for garbage, screening parking lot area, reporting any issues
Create YouTube videos
General duties like poster distribution, administrative tasks,
Social media/web page article submissions
Work on newsletter/publications
iNaturalist data inventory surveys, bioblitzes, counts, scavenger hunts, bingo
Create maps and trail guides
Work on interpretation
Marketing | Heritage Research
Invasive species and Species at risk programmes/reporting
Please help protect / enhance /commemorate your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. ==>friendsafforestation AT gmail.com