This summer, gather together your co-workers and come out for Canada’s Corporate Clean Up Week, July 8 – 15. The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean Up takes place Saturday July 9, 2016, what better way for your work place to become involved with a conservation clean up project and make a huge difference to the shorelines.
Summer is a great time for taking part in community initiatives! The Richard St. Barbe Baker Clean up is a part of two amazing programs, Meewasin & Affinity Credit Union Clean-Up Campaign and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, to clean up, fix up and conserve our precious environment. Come out and clean up the naturalized forest, don’t have time to get away, then take a well most daily “Staycation” in the woods this summer.
If you have registered for the clean up, ask your co-worker to come along and join you. Come out and have a big impact on the wetlands.
Really, when there is a forest in the city, you do have seven days every week to enjoy and savour the outdoors! Come, clean up at the afforestation area, and then hike a trail and enjoy a job well done!
“Litter Litter, sadly, remains a grimy reality in too many communities. It’s an eyesore, harms our tourism industry, poses health risks, and affects water quality. Wildlife often mistake it as food…So we wish people wouldn’t litter and we didn’t have to organize clean-ups.
…We need to reduce our waste in the first place. As consumers, we need to be more aware of the products we buy – and the packaging they come in. We can eschew the plastic utensils. We can stop buying so much throw-away junk. We can share products.
…In a compostable nutshell, citizens just need to think more about our garbage – something we don’t always do.let’s start reducing litter by reducing the amount of trash we throw out. … Let us lend a hand to the thousands of volunteers out there picking up after ourselves.”source
Save the date this summer, here is a special clean up event that fits your schedule. Make a positive difference in your local environment, and improve the quality of life not only for your recreational activities but improve the quality of life for the natural wildlife in Saskatoon!
As Saskatoon grows to 1/2 million by the year 2023, let us help the wildlife also increase their population in the city by the year 2023 as well! Let us save a naturalized forest in the city, where our children and their children’s children can still see a squirrel or a deer in the city! How can you do this? Register the workers at your corporation for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean Up.
“The simple act of planting a tree, which is in itself a practical deed, is also the symbol of a far reaching ideal, which is creative in the realm of the Spirit, and in turn reacts upon society, encouraging all to work for the future well being of humanity rather than for immediate gain.”~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 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
Please help protect / enhance 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 : $20.00 CAD -monthly
Membership with donation : $50.00 CAD
Membership with donation : $100.00 CAD
What was Richard St. Barbe Baker’s mission, that he imparted to the Watu Wa Miti, the very first forest scouts or forest guides? To protect the native forest, plant ten native trees each year, and take care of trees everywhere.
“We stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of a single tree. Tall and graceful it stands, yet robust and sinewy with spreading arms decked with foliage that changes through the seasons, hour by hour, moment by moment as shadows pass or sunshine dapples the leaves. How much more deeply are we moved as we begin to appreciate the combined operations of the assembly of trees we call a forest.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
“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.