Child running through the forest having a great time connecting with nature
The “Safety in the Forest” campaign from Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas is raising the necessary funds to provide wildlife friendly motorized vehicle barriers to mitigate illegal trash dumping, as part of our Great Canadian Giving Challenge campaign.
Donations will help support the work required to install Jersey Barriers with gates for legitimate motorized vehicle users, allow safe passage for users into a greenspace who appreciate an urban regional park and wetlands inside of the City of Saskatoon, and minimizing future damage.
And…That’s not all, because we are a charity and you get a charitable tax receipt, you get 53% of your donation back on your Canadian Income Taxes at tax time!!! Woo Hoo!!
Challenge begins June 1, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time(midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2020 at 1:59:59 am Central Standard Time ( 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2020 – $20,000 will be donated to the winning charity
Can you help ? Any size donation to the Great Canadian Giving Challenge is awesome!!! And this is a great opportunity to participate in a fund raising challenge for a chance to win $20,000 and build a parking lot to park the motorized vehicles!
The fullness of life depends upon man’s harmony with the totality of the natural cosmic laws.
In Appreciation of Sk Energy Sponsorship
Thanks to sponsorship received from Sk Energy we are able to attend to expenses incurred during the “Clean-Up Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area” Service Project. Community associations in the south west area of the city of Saskatoon Montgomery Place, Cedar Villa Esates, and many more, environmnental and bicycle groups along with youth groups and concerned citizens have come together in response to improving their community. If you have any great stories about using the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or if you come across a unique item during the clean up please send these ancedotes in to be posted online!
Besides helping with the many and several expenses of the clean up campaign, SK Energy has kindly allocated to the clean up effort a quantity of lanyards which we will very assuredly hand out at the beginning of each shift, indeed. Such is the kindness and the thoughtfulness of Sk Energy, in their support of this community undertaking. During the clean up, do keep your eyes open we will have SK Energy banners on the clean up site tables, the Stewards proud of the grant Sk Energy has bestowed upon the afforestation area and the community involved in this spectacular initiative.
It is truly amazing the costs that arise during a clean up effort, when it encompasses the size of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. We are seeking to have a safe clean up effort for all the wonderful volunteers who have said that they will make it out this year. Thank you very much!
Thank to Sk Energy for being part of this great rally effort,
And for the love of the forest within each soul.
Who think on trees with Richard St. Barbe Baker train of thought
In the foundation of our future goal.
“The fate of an individual or a nation will always be determined by the degree of his or its harmony with the forces and laws of Nature and the universe. Man is not alone in the universe but is surrounded by sources of power, harmony and knowledge. The fullness of life depends upon man’s harmony with the totality of the natural cosmic laws. Our individual evolution is a job that has to be carried on day by day by each individual himself. It is a livelong task.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Spring time
Canada Geese West Swale Wetlands. Chappell Marsh. Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Saskatoon, SK, CA
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Saskatoon, SK, CA
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)
Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, 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!
What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides? To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
To help protect the environment, it will be best to find a way to avoid the use of disposable cups and bottle at event. Please bring a water bottle and/ or travel mug to the clean up event as disposable cups and disposable bottles will not be available for use.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we can proceed with a much safer, and more effective clean up this year with this grant from Ecofriendly Saskatchewan. Thank you very much!
Richard St. Barbe Baker L.L.D, O.B.E. photo credit University of Saskatchewan. University Archives and Special Collections. Richard St. Barbe Baker Fonds MG71.
Eco-Friendly Sask. CA Sponsor Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Clean Up 2016 Saskatoon, SK CA