The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup celebrated International Shore Cleaning Month and hosted a Cleanup Across Canada. In the GCSC #ShorelineSpotlights, the Sept 19 clean up in Saskatoon at George Genereux Urban Regional Park was featured as follows.
Featured in the above image are Ivan and Ila owners of Ivan and Ila’s No Frills Store in Westage Plaza which is located at 2410 22nd St W in Saskatoon, SK
“The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc lead a fruitful cleanup of George Genereux Urban Regional Park on Saturday, September 19th.
Their cleanup, in celebration of National Tree Day, and International Coastal Cleanup month, removed more than 204,367 pounds from the forest. Volunteers even collected 39 tires for recycling! “
George Genereux Urban Regional Park is situated on the shoreline of the Yorath Island Spillway, a great pleistocene river with a large delta which emptied floodwaters and sediment into the South Saskatchewan. Any pollution in George Genereux Urban Regional Park is carried via the West Swale directly into our South Saskatchewan River where it affects our drinking water.
Thank you Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for featuring Saskatoon in their ShorelineSpotlights article!
Thank you to all the volunteers who came out and wore masks, and socially distanced when around others not in their COVID bubble George Genereux Urban Regional Park is 148.9 acres, and it is easy to socially distance. It was a great way to celebrate World Clean up Day and National Forest Week, indeed. Hats off to everyone who made a difference!
“For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence. Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.” —Anonymous
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 District Official Community Plan Sept 24 public hearing
[Draft] 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
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
You Tube Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
You Tube George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Please help protect / enhance /commemorate your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers)
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“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.” – William Shakespeare
“This generation may either be the last to survive in any semblance of a civilized world, or it will be the first to have the vision, the daring, 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, skinning it alive by removing virgin tree cover; I am destined to live and work for peaceful construction, for I am morally responsible for the world of to-day and to the generations of to-morow.”
“TWAHAMWE” is our motto. ‘Let us pull together’, and let us give our active support to all efforts of desert reclamation by tree-planting.” from the Richard St. Barbe Baker’s Condensed Sketch of Richard St. Barbe Baker’s Life in the University of Saskatchewan, University Archives & Special Collections, Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71
“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” —Thomas Jefferson