Thank you for your support

Roses in appreciation of Volunteers upporters and sponsors of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean up, Saskatoon, SK, CA
Roses in appreciation of Volunteers supporters and sponsors of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Take It Outside Wintery Staycation, Saskatoon, SK, CA

During COVID many people and businesses have faced weird and tough times. That has not stopped Saskatoon businesses from supporting non-profit charities. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. wish to acknowledge the support of the following businesses. We are truly grateful. Thank you for receiving and sharing information about the Take It Outside Winter Staycation Some businesses have shared them in the coffee room with their staff, and others have placed posters up, shared with staff and the general public.

Remember you can download the poster and brochure here!

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Winter Staycation Brochure 

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Winter Staycation Poster

306 Fitness

AGI Insurance Westgate

Alice Turner Library

Ardene Canada

Atmosphere

Bentley

Bombay Spices

Booster Juice

Bugsy’s Bar and Grill

Bulk Barn Canada

Canada Safeway

Charm Diamond Centres

Chatters

Cheesetoast Family Restaurant

Chopped Leaf

City of Saskatoon

Cliff Wright Library

Coles

Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library

Dufresne Furniture

Early’s Farm and Garden Centre

Eclipse

Evan and Ila’s No Frills

Extra Foods Canarama

Fox and Hounds Pub and Brewery

Frances Morrison Central Library

GasPlus

H & R Block

Hobnobber Saskatchewan Artisan Products

Indigo Chapters

Jewels

J.S. Wood Library

Jump.ca Betts Avenue and Lawson Heights

Lawson Heights Leisure Centre

Lee Valley

Lids Circle Centre Mall

Lifeline Insurance

Mayfair Drugs Pharmasave

Mayfair Library

Motion Fitness

Peavey Mart

PetValu

Poor Boys Gas And Auto

Red Swan Pizza

Red Wing Store

Round Prairie Library

Rusty Macdonald Library

Saskatoon Antiques

Saskatoon Public Library

Sask Lottery

Shaw Centre

Shopper’s Drug Mart

Showcase

Sleep Country Circle Drive and Betts Avenue

Smiley’s Restaurant

Source

Speedy Mart

Sportchek

Staples

Stellar Gear

Sunrise

Tailgatorz Sports Bar & Grill

Tandy Leather Saskatoon

Telus

Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

The Source

Twisted Goods

Ultracuts

Urban Planet

Vision Electronics

Werezak’s Pharmacy

It is amazing that this list is still growing! Saskatoon is truly wonderful. If your business is not listed yet, and you would like more information about how you can support the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Winter Staycation for the Nutrien Wintershines and the City of Saskatoon Take It Outside programming that would be fantastic to hear from you! Email friendsafforestation@gmail.com

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (Friends) is focused on the protection and enhancement of the Richard St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (RSBBAA) and the adjacent George Genereux Urban Regional Park (GGURP). We aim to increase public awareness about these large naturalized heritage areas, created by tree planting, and involve the community in both using and taking care of them. We use our extensive research on the geological, ecological and cultural history of these protected areas of the West Swale to contribute to Saskatoon’s green infrastructure and heritage planning. We are developing place-based learning opportunities in the afforestation areas alongside community and school groups, and in cooperation with civic authorities. Having organized several successful community-based clean-ups of the areas we are actively working to prevent further misuse by placing signage and barriers to illegal entry. Our general educational activities align with and enhance the City’s environmental goals.

If you would like more information about the non profit environmental charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc, The Take It Outside Winter Staycation programme, or wish to be a supporter, please email friendsafforestation@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.


For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
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′
Addresses:
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
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with map
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
Blogger: FriendsAfforestation
Tumblr friendsafforestation.tumblr.com
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Reddit: FriendsAfforestation
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
Mix: friendsareas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )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! Canada Helps

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

“Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You have made a difference!

September 21  World Gratitude Day

Green Certificate - World Gratitude Day - September 21
Green Certificate – World Gratitude Day – September 21

How can you be thankful to your community?  Have you gone out of your way to profess a heartfelt thank you to someone who has made a difference in your community?  What of the countless people who make the city safe, and beautiful?  Have you extended a word of thanks to those who keep your parks area verdant and the heart of your community.  The Urban Forestry Program, takes care of those trees which remove pollutants from our air, creating a wondrous city free of smog.

What is it that makes a good city excellent?  Shops, entertainment, shelter are among some readily picked choices.

However, is not the public park, the place where childhood memories made?  Just as a healthy frog serves as an indicator of a thriving environment, does not a good park serve as measure of a world class city?

What is the difference between a park and a parking lot?  Well most people agree, that a good and blissful public park has lots of trees, wetlands, and fresh fragrant woodland and meadow air.  A great park has safety, and provides a sanctuary to interact within the neighbourhood, and meet new people  A perfect setting for a picnic, events, recreation, and general happiness and relaxation to everyone in the neighbourhood.  A wide variety of cultural events embrace musicians, yoga groups, bicycle trips, bird watchers, the young and the old.

Perhaps you bring your kids to run and play!  Or maybe your dogs need to sniff and get some mental exercise.  Your camera might need to be taken out of the box and out for a leisurely walk. Perhaps your son or daughter has ADHD or is autistic, and what better sense of achievement that a stroll or bicycle ride down a forest path for physical health and mental healing?  A teacher may use the path to teach their students about the environment.  The public park is a place for fellowship, health and wellbeing for one and all where can everyone  find a safe place in nature as Saskatoon grows to a booming population of one million!

However it works for you, be thankful for your park.  Its not every city that has a healthy ecosystem embracing grasslands, woodlands and wetlands.

Richard St. Barbe Baker spoke to his gratefulness, in his book My Life My Trees

“I wandered on as in a dream, all sense of time and space lost …

“I became intoxicated with the beauty all around me, immersed in the joyousness and exultation of feeling part of it all.

“I had entered the temple of the wood. I sank to the ground in a state of ecstasy; everything was intensely vivid – the call of a distant cuckoo seemed just for me …

“The overpowering beauty of it all entered my very being.

“At that moment my heart brimmed over with a sense of unspeakable thankfulness which has followed me through the years since that woodland re-birth …

“I was in love with life: I was indeed born again, although I could not have explained what had happened to me then.”

Happy World Gratitude Day!

 

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

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′
Addresses:
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
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map

Pinterest richardstbarbeb

Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

In regards to your financial donations to protect / enhance the afforestation areas, please contact the City of Saskatoon, Corporate Revenue Division, 222 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5  To support the afforestation area with your donation please state that your donation will support the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or the George Genereux Urban Regional Park, or both afforestation areas. Please and thank you!  Your donationis greatly appreciated.

1./ Learn.

2./ Experience

3./ Do Something: ***

 

Chaque fois que je fais les courses, je vote résolument “Oui aux aliments en vrac!” et “Oui aux produits biologiques!” Pour mes enfants, je rêve d’un avenir plus sain et sans déchet: je suis heureuse d’y investir mon argent chaque semaine.”
― Bea Johnson

 

“Has any one of us ever really seen a Tree? When we become aware of trees we may catch glimpses of them in moments of spiritual vision and, identifying ourselves with the trees, become conscious of the rising of the sap; the upward thrust of life; leaf burgeoning, their consciousness of the changing seasons; we may share their passionately boisterous exuberance of life in the height of a storm, and their tranquility when at rest; with them we will enjoy the glad murmur of the ripening seed clusters when after weeks of drought the steady warm rain brings relief to thirst; and we will know that these creatures, our elder brethern, are intimately related to us in their love and hunger for life. We may even catch their enthusiasm and aspire heavenwards while still rooted in our Mother Earth and in communion with our fellow men and, tree-wise, strive to make the Earth more fruitful again.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker

 

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