AFFORESTATION AREA PROGRESS REPORT NEWS
The City of Saskatoon long range planners have compiled a progress plan in follow up to the community engagement with city council. This meeting addressed the restriction of motorized vehicle access into Richard St Barbe Bake Afforestation Area. The long range planner, Tyson McShane, has very cordially provided some updates in relation to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.
The long range planners at the City of Saskatoon have been hard at work compiling a report in regards to the afforestation areas as part of the south west sector planning process. This follow up report will be open to the public in the week of May 23, 2017. The long range planners shall be submitting the sector plan status to the Special Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services for their May 29 meeting.
The Honourable Pat Lorje, former Councillor Ward 2 put forward a council enquiry in regards to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area in regards to municipal reserve and park space.
Additionally, the up-dated progress report will also outline the process of public consultation with an aim to determining the designation for the afforestation areas. Through this public engagement, it is work to determine the better or even the best use and designation of those areas located in the South West Sector of Saskatoon, which will include all three afforestation areas.
I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all. Richard St. Barbe Baker
On the west side of Saskatoon the afforestation areas preserved in perpetuity in 1972 are located at:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (City of Saskatoon Urban Regional Park) Parts Section 22 and SW 23 township 36 range 6 west of the third meridian. (East of the CN overpass on SK Highway 7) SE 22 & SW 23-36-6 W3 under MVA conservation management. (Located south of CN Chappell yards, north of Ducks Unlimited Chappell Marsh Conservation Area and north of Cedar Villa Estates RM of Corman Park 344)
Un-named City of Saskatoon Afforestation Area. Part south of CN Chappell yards SE section 23-36-6-W3 preserved as afforestation area in perpetuity, under MVA conservation management. (Located west of South West off Leash Recreation Area and east of Civic Operations Centre).
In 1960, part of NE 21-36-6 W3 (West of the CN overpass on SK Highway 7) was purchased by the City, planted in 1972, preserved as an afforestation area. Named in 1978-1979 George Genereux Park (Urban Regional Park), this namesake was removed at this afforestation area for use at a different city pocket park. (Located west of Saskatchewan Highway 7 CN overpass, north of Canadian National rail line, west of the CN Chappell Yards, south of 11th Street Compost)
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 …today it is the duty of every thinking being to live, and to serve not only his own day and generation, but also generations unborn by helping to restore and maintain the green glory of the forests of the earth.~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
10.7 Councillor P. Lorje -Richard St. Barbe Afforestation Area (File No. CK. 4000-1) Minutes Regular Business Meeting of City Council Monday, April 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area –Measures to
Mitigate Unlawful Dumping and Trespassing [File No. CK. 4000-1 and PK. 4000-
7 ] Public Minutes. Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services. Monday, July 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Council Chamber, City Hall
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area – Measures to
Mitigate Unlawful Dumping and Trespassing [File No. CK. 4000-
1 and PK. 4000-7] Public Agenda Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services. Monday, July 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Council Chamber, City Hall
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area – Measures to
Mitigate Unlawful Dumping and Trespassing (Files CK. 4000-1
and PK. 4000-7) Revised Agenda. Regular Business Meeting of City Council. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area -Measures to Mitigate Unlawful Dumping and Trespassing (Files CK. 4000-1 and PK. 4000-7) Minutes Regular Business Meeting of City Council. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall.
City of Saskatoon launches new public engagement website Jan 28, 2014 CBC News
“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”~― John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril
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!
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You Tube Video Richard St Barbe Baker presented by Paul Hanley
The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it it the ‘skin’ of the earth, for without it there can be no water, and therefore, no life.~Richard St. Barbe Baker
It is not a farce.…”To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” ~Terry Tempest Williams