“A City spokesperson said it’s working with the RM of Corman Park and are hoping to have vehicle barriers in place by the fall.”~Saron Fanel, Video Journalist
Many, many people are becoming aware of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and this above announcement is one of the many reasons why City of Saskatoon and Corman Park residents are proud of their civic officials!
Richard St. Barbe Baker, himself, can now be truly proud of the leadership shown to install vehicle barriers at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area to protect the forest and urban regional park. This urban regional park will be a park everyone can be proud of when motorized vehicles can no longer illegally trespass and violate city of Saskatoon bylaws. The users of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation area are excited about the future of this area which will be made safe with the installation of vehicle restriction barriers. The City of Saskatoon in conjunction with the Rural Municipality of Corman Park do indeed show their commitment to integrity and responsibility. Administration officials from the city and RM have found a way to come together to think outside the box, engage their creativity and meet the challenge of erecting vehicle restriction barriers. Great Kudos and hats off to them!
Saskatoon is a wonderful place, and a world class city. The city of Saskatoon in mutual cooperation with the RM of Corman Park have shown their commitment to their citizens, and it is truly rewarding that the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area will indeed emerge as one of the safest urban regional parks for all to enjoy. As a growing city, expected to reach one million within 50 years, it is truly inspiring that the City of Saskatoon, and the RM of Corman Park have found a way to transform this urban regional park into a safe haven, and surely, the best is yet to come!
Civic officials operated with fairness, integrity, openness, honesty, and respect for the residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area with this announcement. It truly is a great blessing as the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area celebrates its 40th anniversary with relief and great joy! On Oct 19,1978 the name “Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area” is brought forward to city council with a biography about Richard St. Barbe Baker. On Dec 28, 1978 it is proposed that the area become a park and on Jan 2, 1979, this is recommended by council.
Please take the time to stop and say thank you for this tremendous announcement from Saron Fanel, Video Journalist, who reported on the City of Saskatoon and the RM of Corman Park who are hoping to have vehicle barriers in place by the fall. And please take time to reflect of how great it is to live here in Saskatoon, and in the surrounding area of Corman Park, indeed!
The very marvelous thing is that to get involved in shaping Saskatoon, as a citizen of this fair city, there is also an invitation to email communication division and share your feedback; “Better services start with you.”source
Please take time to view the Saskatoon Speaks You Tube video inviting you to make comments about what is important to you as the City of Saskatoon grows to 1/2 million by the year 2023.
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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
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)”. Post to MVA 402 Third Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5 Please and thank you!
Please contemplate joining the SOS Elms coalition ~ an active group interested in forest management~ or make a donation to “Save our Saskatchewan” [SOS] Elms ~ leave a message to support the afforestation area 😉