How rich is Saskatoon?
Our 150 Forest Stories, Our Future, Celebrating Saskatoon’s Forests!
During Canada’s 150 anniversary, is it possible to compile 150 Forest Stories of Saskatoon and area? Include any story in the HASHTAG: #SaskatoonForests which is in the “neck of the woods” of Saskatoon
What kind of forest stories does Saskatoon have to share with the world? Could it be that the life of a tree is a life of service? Is it as Richard Louv says; ” “We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.”
Canadian Forestry Association announces 2017 National Forest Week , September 24th to 30th, 2017, Theme: Canada’s Forests: Our stories, Our Future Celebrating Canada’s Forests!
The Canadian Institute of Forestry has a 2017 National Forest Week Event Calendar whereupon, the citizens can celebrate National Forest Week locally with the 150 Forest Story event in Saskatoon.
The Canadian Forestry Association invite you to celebrate National Forest week in your neck of the wood! This is a Saskatoon local initiative to compile “Saskatoon’s Forests. Our 150 Forest Stories, Our Future, Celebrating Saskatoon’s Forests!” Can you help?
Richard St. Barbe Baker embraced our future in forests;“…today it is the duty of every thinking being to live, and to serve not only his own day and generation, but also generations unborn by helping to restore and maintain the green glory of the forests of the earth.” Richard St. Barbe Baker “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.”
Can you add one Saskatoon and area forest story to the 150 Saskatoon (and area) forest stories collection? Please email your story digitally? Provide permissions for your original, copyright free story at this email and a compilation will be made. Stories, poems, artwork or photos would be acceptable, and be an amazing tribute to Saskatoon’s urban forests, and this neck of the woods!
You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover “~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”
― Richard Louv
STORY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Remember to HASHTAG: #SaskatoonForests
and E-Mail original copyright-free submissions to:
“Trees play a significant role in our quality of life and provide a positive effect by beautifying our city for residents and tourists to enjoy. All trees that grow in Saskatoon are part of the urban forest including trees on both private and public property.” Saskatoon Urban Forestry OfficeFor more information:
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
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Please and thank you!