This is currently National Fire Prevention Week – October 6 – 12, 2019. For this year’s theme, it is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
Pass on the word, and help to provide educate and awareness to everybody about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Autumn is typically a dry time of the year with plentiful dead and dry leaves scattered on the ground at the afforestation areas. Not only is not having open fires a good practice all year round in the afforestation areas, but it is of paramount importance not to have fires in the autumn. The residences of Cedar Villa Estates, and Montgomery Place neighbourhood are adjacent to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation area as are the Saskatoon Italian Centre, and the freight and passengers of the adjoining Canadian National Railway Chappell Yards.
Not only that, but there is an increase in users to the afforestation areas, and in a forest, a simple fire can get out of control, and have devastating consequences as a wildfire. Please be careful out there, abide by the City of Saskatoon’s bylaws. Please provide the necessary education and awareness to all users of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park to help to honour City Council’s mandate to preserve the afforestation areas in perpetuity. One way to respect the integrity of the forest is to prevent fires.
The Saskatoon Fire Department is promoting Fire and Life Safety tips, using social media throughout the week. Check it out https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week
For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
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 SW 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
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Should you wish to help protect / enhance the 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!
|Membership : $20.00 CAD – yearly
Membership with donation : $50.00 CAD
Membership with donation : $100.00 CAD
“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.
“I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all.” Richard St. Barbe Baker