Outside Safely Challenges

COVID-19 “Outside Safely” Challenges:

To promote our Take It Outside Winter Staycation package and to introduce some very fun “Outside Safely” Challenges with prizes stay tuned through the months of January, February and March, 2021.


As events cannot be planned at this time, the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. will have a lot of fun announcing  a variety of winter challenges which will take place periodically over the winter months!

To begin: For anyone who joins the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. during the time period January to March, the member names will be entered into a draw for a special winter members prize “

To begin: For anyone who joins the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. during the time period January to March, the member names will be entered into a draw for a special winter members prize “with a value of $50 to be awarded at the end of the challenge. A Terrera (formerly LNBF) Winmark Nylon, and tubular frame picnic tote.

with a value of $50 to be awarded at the end of the challenge.

The prize will be awarded in a COVID friendly way. We can drop it off to the recipient (in the City of Saskatoon) at their doorstep with appropriate social distancing, or the person who wins the prize can pick it up from the doorstep.

We wish you luck!

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

Mother Nature: A wellspring of restoration. David Suzuki Foundation

Each of us has the ability to act powerfully for change; together we can restore that ancient and sustaining harmony. David Suzuki

Just walk and see

The pleasure of going for a walk in a comfortable sweater, knowing it will keep you warm every time, is enough to be happy.  Just walk, and see, walk beyond where you have been before.  Explore new sights and sounds.  There is a whole world out there waiting as you find a new route.  Don’t go anywhere, don’t anticipate the destination, just follow your feet.  For as Friedrich Nietzsche says, “all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

National Sweater Day has traditionally fallen on the first Thursday of February, which in 2018 falls on February 1

 


Host an event for National Sweater Day to help WWF-Canada {WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund) } protect wildlife and habitats in Canada and beyond.

Locally steps have been taken to protect the wildlife corridor in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area by city council in 1972.

“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.” Laura Adams Armer

Today due to the rather chilly weather, it may be hard to walk in only sweater without further layers, and it may also be challenging to hear birds sing as they snuggle down awaiting the cold snap to pass ~ a method employed to conserve energy.  However here is a beautiful ode by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!

Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.
Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.

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

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!

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“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

“If you seek creative ideas go walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for
a walk.” Raymond I. Myers.

 

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