This generation may either be the last to exist in any semblance of a civilised world or that it will be the first to have the vision, the bearing and the greatness to say, ‘I will have nothing to do with this destruction of life, I will play no part in this devastation of the land, I am determined to live and work for peaceful construction for I am morally responsible for the world of today and the generations of tomorrow. “Richard St. Barbe Baker
How are forests and trees fundamental to the City of Saskatoon? What is Saskatoon doing? Learn more about the City of Saskatoon’s urban forestry program and Canada’s National Forest Week.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
What can you do on Canada’s National Forest Week September 24-30, 2017? Will you plant a free tree in the City of Saskatoon? Will you be as Richard St. Barbe Baker’s Watu wa Miti of Kenya Africa ~the founding members of the International Tree Foundation~the Men of the Trees who promised before N’gai, the High God, that they would protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
- Learn about and the City of Saskatoon’s Urban Forestry Civic Service Review
- Follow the City of Saskatoon’s Urban Forestry department for facts, opportunities and updates
- Saskatoon’s Urban Forest
- Protect Saskatoon’s Trees
- Tree Request for New Neighbourhoods in Saskatoon
- Tree Request for Established Residential & Industrial Neighbourhoods of Saskatoon
- Bylaw No. 7767 The Recreation Facilities and Parks Usage Bylaw, 1998
- Bylaw No. 8310 The Waste Bylaw, 2004
- BYLAW NO. 5713 A bylaw of The City of Saskatoon to regulate and control the dumping of refuse and waste material on property under the ownership or control of The City of Saskatoon.
- During this National Forest Week, take a walk in the South West Off Leash Dog Park, or in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and tell your story on facebook; Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
- When you are out in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area snap a photo and tweet it using the hashtag #StBarbeBaker
- Submit your story ~ your event~ to the Canadian Forestry calendar
- During this 150th anniversary of Canada, wouldn’t it be fantastic to have Saskatoon’s population of 300,000 put in tree requests and fulfill and enhance the vision of a green city begun by Bert Wellman and Bill Graham in the 1960s!!!
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife, are in fact plans to protect man.”
― Stewart L. Udall
“Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause. Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward. Bend to the winds of heaven. And learn tranquility.
” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
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
Please help protect / enhance /commemorate 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!
|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
“We forget that we owe our existence to the presence of Trees. As far as forest cover goes, we have never been in such a vulnerable position as we are today. The only answer is to plant more Trees – to Plant Trees for Our Lives.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
“Act. Don’t react. See a need, fix it first. Worry about the details later. If you wait until you are asked you have just missed a golden opportunity. They are fleeting and rare.” Philip Wollen founder of Winsome Kindness Trust