March 10 International Day of Awesomeness
There are three afforestation namesakes to consider for today, on the International Day of Awesomeness.
Awesome people have awesome attitudes and do things awesomely. If you want to build and maintain an awesome attitude, get into the habit of living in the present and doing it now. source
Richard St. Barbe Baker was a truly awesome conservationist, and forester. He did amazing work worldwide by encouraging afforestation and reforestation projects. In this era of climate change, this is a momentous undertaking to be responsible for billions of trees planted around the world.
George Genereux was an awesome author, illustrator, radiologist, Olympic Gold Medalist, and the youngest to win the Canadian Lou Marsh trophy.
Benjamin Chappell was an awesome CNR Saskatchewan district superintendent, and was very active in the community being also on the board of the Exhibition. He was beloved and respected for his role in the community and the largest farewell dinner ever in Saskatoon was held when he was transferred to British Columbia.
To celebrate International Day of Awesomeness, come out to the awesome afforestation areas after the Coronavirus outbreak has passed. Take time to nurture yourself in nature, unwind, and enjoy the eco-system when you celebrate that the Coronavirus outbreak has subsided. In the meantime, stay well and healthy and follow protocols set by City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Health and Health Canada in regards to the Coronavirus. Best wishes to you all.
Images of Richard St. Barbe Baker Courtesy
University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71.
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
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“You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover…A country’s very poor that doesn’t have trees.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker