Today is a busy day indeed. It is International Day of Happiness, March 20! And why should we be happy? Well spring arrives today! And hasn’t the weather been amazing warming up so delightfully.
And today is also World Sparrow Day! That is another thing to be happy about for sure.
Chorong Song et al says in Psychological Benefits of Walking through Forest Areas “The psychological benefits of walking through forests are very significant, and forest environments are expected to have very important roles in promoting mental health in the future.” Besides this impact on our health, Q Li et al in their article Visiting a forest, but not a city, increases human natural killer activity and expression of anti-cancer proteins mentions how forests can boost our immune systems.
Lindsay Baker of the BBC recounts German poet and philosopher Herman Hesse, who writes in his book Trees: Reflections and Poems, “Trees are sanctuaries. When we have learned to listen to trees… that is home. That is happiness.”
So today, celebrate International Day of Happiness, and count your many blessings as you walk in the forest boosting your immune system. This year’s theme proclaimed by the United Nations is #HAPPINESSFORALLFOREVER Isn’t that an amazing proclamation? Use these hashtags, and tell everyone that today is International Day of Happiness! #happinessforallforever, #tenbillionhappy, #internationaldayofhappiness, #happinessday, #choosehappiness, #createhappiness, or #makeithappy
Read the Ten Steps to Global Happiness. Step 9 is to get outside, enjoy nature, and connect with the environment. Yay!
As the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas speaks to the semi wilderness wildlife habitat out at the 326 acre Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the 148 acre George Genereux Urban Regional Park, you may be interested in Seedy Saturdays, and how to garden for wildlife or any of the other online webinars being offered this spring
“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”Kahlil Gibran
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′
- 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
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
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter: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
- Use the UN Decade’s Visual Identity
- Make it your own
- Spread the word about the UN Decade
- Let’s Bring Back Forests
- Let’s Green Our Cities
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.John Muir
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.