City Council and YXE Green Strategy

The Green Network Strategy.  Jeanna SouthDirector, Sustainability presented the Saskatoon’s Green Infrastructure Strategy: Towards an Interconnected Green Network report.   This report outlines 15 actions.

Lynn Lacroix general manager Community Services spoke in regards to the question regarding the MVA and city agreement and the over-arching framework. The MVA and city working committees will come together in regards to the Management Agreement collaboration.  Procurement potential possibilities, capital types of projects, roles and actions within MVA and/or city jurisdictions may come forward possibly before summer season by approximately June 2020.

Revised agenda for the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities, and Corporate Services on Monday January 10, 2020

That the following letters be added to Item 7.1.1:

1. Speak and present a PowerPoint – Mike Velonas, Manager of Planning and Conservation, Meewasin Valley Authority [MVA], dated February 5, 2020.  Attached are the 2019-2024 Goals and Objectives of the MVA.

2. Comments – Julia Adamson, Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc., dated February 7, 2020;

3. Comments – Joanne Blythe, February 9, 2020;

4. Comments – Branimir Gjetvaj, dated February 10, 2020.

The motion taken at the meeting today was to forward this report to City Council and to the City of Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee [SEAC.]  The  next meeting agendas to check if these appears are as follows:

City Council Regular Business Meeting 1:00 pm / City Council Chamber

Mon February 24th


Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee [SEAC.] Thurs March 12th at11:30 am / Committee Room A


To interact with council, please send a letter or use this form.

Confirmations will be posted here online for the meeting time and date when this updated Green Network Strategy item will appear before SEAC and City Council when the CoS agendas are posted online.

Share on Facebook, this crowdfund-raiser to Protect the Habitat of a Federally Listed Species

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′
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:
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

Instagram: St.BarbeBaker

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

You Tube Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

You Tube George Genereux Urban Regional Park

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, 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

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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

“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.

“I believed that God has lent us the Earth. It belongs as much to those who come after us as to us, and it ill behooves us by anything we do or neglect, to deprive them of benefits which are in our power to bequeath.” Richard St. Barbe Baker





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