Thank you for your support

Roses in appreciation of Volunteers upporters and sponsors of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Clean up, Saskatoon, SK, CA
Roses in appreciation of Volunteers supporters and sponsors of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Take It Outside Wintery Staycation, Saskatoon, SK, CA

During COVID many people and businesses have faced weird and tough times. That has not stopped Saskatoon businesses from supporting non-profit charities. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. wish to acknowledge the support of the following businesses. We are truly grateful. Thank you for receiving and sharing information about the Take It Outside Winter Staycation Some businesses have shared them in the coffee room with their staff, and others have placed posters up, shared with staff and the general public.

Remember you can download the poster and brochure here!

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Winter Staycation Brochure 

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Winter Staycation Poster

306 Fitness

AGI Insurance Westgate

Alice Turner Library

Ardene Canada

Atmosphere

Bentley

Bombay Spices

Booster Juice

Bugsy’s Bar and Grill

Bulk Barn Canada

Canada Safeway

Charm Diamond Centres

Chatters

Cheesetoast Family Restaurant

Chopped Leaf

City of Saskatoon

Cliff Wright Library

Coles

Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library

Dufresne Furniture

Early’s Farm and Garden Centre

Eclipse

Evan and Ila’s No Frills

Extra Foods Canarama

Fox and Hounds Pub and Brewery

Frances Morrison Central Library

GasPlus

H & R Block

Hobnobber Saskatchewan Artisan Products

Indigo Chapters

Jewels

J.S. Wood Library

Jump.ca Betts Avenue and Lawson Heights

Lawson Heights Leisure Centre

Lee Valley

Lids Circle Centre Mall

Lifeline Insurance

Mayfair Drugs Pharmasave

Mayfair Library

Motion Fitness

Peavey Mart

PetValu

Poor Boys Gas And Auto

Red Swan Pizza

Red Wing Store

Round Prairie Library

Rusty Macdonald Library

Saskatoon Antiques

Saskatoon Public Library

Sask Lottery

Shaw Centre

Shopper’s Drug Mart

Showcase

Sleep Country Circle Drive and Betts Avenue

Smiley’s Restaurant

Source

Speedy Mart

Sportchek

Staples

Stellar Gear

Sunrise

Tailgatorz Sports Bar & Grill

Tandy Leather Saskatoon

Telus

Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

The Source

Twisted Goods

Ultracuts

Urban Planet

Vision Electronics

Werezak’s Pharmacy

It is amazing that this list is still growing! Saskatoon is truly wonderful. If your business is not listed yet, and you would like more information about how you can support the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Winter Staycation for the Nutrien Wintershines and the City of Saskatoon Take It Outside programming that would be fantastic to hear from you! Email friendsafforestation@gmail.com

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (Friends) is focused on the protection and enhancement of the Richard St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (RSBBAA) and the adjacent George Genereux Urban Regional Park (GGURP). We aim to increase public awareness about these large naturalized heritage areas, created by tree planting, and involve the community in both using and taking care of them. We use our extensive research on the geological, ecological and cultural history of these protected areas of the West Swale to contribute to Saskatoon’s green infrastructure and heritage planning. We are developing place-based learning opportunities in the afforestation areas alongside community and school groups, and in cooperation with civic authorities. Having organized several successful community-based clean-ups of the areas we are actively working to prevent further misuse by placing signage and barriers to illegal entry. Our general educational activities align with and enhance the City’s environmental goals.

If you would like more information about the non profit environmental charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc, The Take It Outside Winter Staycation programme, or wish to be a supporter, please email friendsafforestation@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.


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′
Addresses:
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
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United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

“Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Praise from Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Paul Hanley’s Biography of Richard St. Barbe Baker celebrated by Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

Praise for Man of the Trees Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist, with a foreword by HRH Prince Charles and introduction by Jane Goodall

“Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario & Former UN Under Secretary General, UNEP – This biography of pioneering conservationist and environmental campaigner Richard St. Barbe Baker is in part a tribute to a remarkable man, and in part a guidebook for re-energizing our collective efforts to walk more lightly on Earth. In taking the reader through his life and career, Paul Hanley leaves no stone unturned: thoroughly researched chapters detail the depth and breadth of St. Barbe Baker’s activities to stave off deforestation and ecological degradation. I have no doubt this volume will inspire people everywhere to follow his example.” Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

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Man of the Trees: Richard St. Barbe Baker reminds us that a sustainable future, one of inclusive prosperity, environmental stewardship, & cultural cohesion, is not beyond our reach Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

 

“As long as recorded history, generations have successfully competed with their predecessors in their efforts to devise quicker, vaster, and more permanent methods of destruction and exploitation.  Science divorced ethics is like a mind which in its blind self-sufficiency has torn itself away from the heart and man’s downhill race to total destruction can only be halted by immediate, courageous and resolute action.

And who will take this action?  The world is sick indeed and needs a Divine Physician. If either of the great powers presses the wrong button to-morrow it will be too late.  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

 

 

Book Launch: Man of the Trees. Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist. By Paul Hanley Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Introduction by Jane Goodall

Paul Hanley, short biography

Paul Hanley, Saskatoon, SK

Man of the Trees University of Regina Press

Serendipity; the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and Paul Hanley

Tribute from His honour, W. Thomas (Tom) Molloy, O.C., S.O.M., Q.C., LL.B, LL.D. Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Praise from Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Paul Hanley Eleven on You Tube

Paul Hanley Meewasin Conservation Award 2014

Paul Hanley, Eleven Billion People Will Change Everything.

Paul Hanley, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Page 1

Paul Hanley, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Page 2

Visit Paul Hanley’s website:
http://www.elevenbillionpeople.com/

To learn more about U of R Press, visit:
https://www.uofrpress.ca/

To check out Sask Books’ Book store, visit:
http://www.skbooks.com

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′
Addresses:
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

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

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)

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“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

 

“We forget that we owe our existence to  the presence of Trees.   As far as forest  cover goes, we have never been in such a  vulnerable position as we are today.  The  only answer is to plant more Trees – to  Plant Trees for Our Lives.” Richard St. Barbe Baker

 

St. Barbe Tributes

I pray to God that I remain to be just to the earth under my feet, to my neighbour, and my inner conscience

Worldwide, the efforts of St. Barbe have been recognized. St. Barbe was a humble man, who looked upon his fellow-man as though they were much taller trees than he, himself Richard St. Barbe Baker’s book, “Tall Trees” enumerated the many people whom he encountered and whom he looked up to, indeed.

And yet, he persevered, reaching out with a dream and a simple ideal within the grasp of everyone, “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.

St. Barbe enrolled in Divinity at the University of Saskatchewan before serving in World War One.  At this time, Richard St. Barbe Baker took out a homestead south of Beaver Creek on the North West quarter of Section 25 Township 34 Range 6 west of the Third meridian, which is currently in the R.M. of Dundurn #314.  St. Barbe traveled in for classes every day until abandoning his homestead duties, and taking up residence on campus. Very close to the homestead location can be found “Baker Road” on maps.

St Barbe formed two international organisations, “Men of the Trees” and “Children of the Green Earth”. Because of the tireless energy and passion which St. Barbe expended to save trees everywhere, estimates made in 1979 reported that organisations founded or initiated by St. Barbe have led to the planting of 26 billion trees worldwide. In over 108 nations, are “Men of the Trees” organisations.

Those who became “Watu wa Miti” or “Men of the Trees” had three missions;
1/ Plant ten trees, seedlings or seeds each year.
2/ Do a good deed every day.
3/ Care for trees everywhere.

Alongside United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1930s Roosevelt and St. Barbe established the Civilian Conservation Corps to save the California Red Woods. St. Barbe’s “Save the Redwoods” project attracted millions of dollars in donations. St. Barbe bought land to be preserved as a natural reserve, and gave it to the State of California to be preserved forever.

The World Forestry Charter Gatherings was begun by St. Barbe in 1945, which was a collaborative joining between 62 governments around the world.

St. Barbe went on two Sahara Expeditions. The first in 1952 was a 9,000 mile trip, and this was followed by a 25,000 mile journey around the entire perimeter of the Sahara. St. Barbe followed in the footsteps of Charles Fourier, who employed armies of men to reclaim the Sahara desert in 1808. St. Barbe, also strove to reclaim the Sahara and sought to change the climate, and retain water in the soil by tree planting efforts. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Wangari Maathi founded Kenya’s Green Belt Movement, and The Billion Tree Campaign, and won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, and Yacouba Sawadogo from Brazil all were St. Barbe protégées, and used tree planting techniques to reclaim barren lands.

 

 

Images of St. Barbe, credit
University of Saskatchewan,
University Archives & Special Collections,
Richard St. Barbe Baker fonds, MG 71
In 1966, the Millennium Guild of New York presented St. Barbe with the Freshel Award in London by for his book Sahara Challenge.

The World Wildlife Fund WWF, made St. Barbe the inaugural Honorary Life Member.

In 1972, St. Barbe was the recipient of the Friends of Nature Conservation Award on the Golden Anniversary of founding of the international organisation, Men of the Trees. This same year, St. Barbe’s autobiography, My Life, My Trees, is published.

St. Barbe has been recognised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1971 he was awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws at his old alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan.

The Order of the British Empire was bestowed upon St. Barbe in 1978 by her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. . The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area was proposed on October 19, 1978. On December 28, 1978, it was taken before Saskatoon City Council, that the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area become a park ~ and has been referred to as an urban regional park. On January 2,1979, this is recommended by council.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales becomes the Patron of The Men of the Trees organization in 1979.

Shortly before St. Barbe passed away, June 9, 1982 he planted his last tree on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan. At this time he was writing his thirty-first book, in a worldwide humanitarian effort.

The Arbor Day Foundation, paid tribute to St. Barbe with a Special achievement Award in 1983.

In 1984, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Foundation held its first conference. The following year, the Foundation presented the Trees Award to Chines forestry ecologist Zhu Zhaohua.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area in Saskatoon, SK has a dedication ceremony on June 15, 1985.

In 1992, The Men of the Trees organisation, became The International Trees Foundation in the United Kingdom.

St. Barbe was born in the West End of Hampshire, March 2003. A memorial sculpture of St. Barbe, a bronze bas-relief image by Jill Tweed. In his birth village, a street, Barbe Baker Avenue bears tribute to St. Barbe also.

In 2013, near the site of St. Barbe’s last tree planting, the Meewasin Valley Authority and the Saskatoon Baha’i Community erected a plaque commemorating St. Barbe.

Catriona Baker, who lives in Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand, wrote a book in tribute to St. Barbe, The Man of the Trees and Other Dedicated Environmental Guardians.

A memorial was placed in Centennial Park, Timaru, New Zealand, honouring St. Barbe. St. Barbe made his home at Mount Cook Station, New Zealand between 1959 and 1982.

So who was St. Barbe to have received these accolades from those around him? St. Barbe said; “I have just celebrated my 88th birthday. All of you should pray to God for the success of these Men of the Trees movement.
I pray to God that I remain to be just to the earth under my feet, to my neighbour, and my inner conscience”.

Please email or add a comment to this web page if you are aware of any other honours and recognitions bestowed for Richard St. Barbe Baker, and they will therefore, become part of this page of commemoration for this great silviculturist, Richard St. Barbe Baker.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

“26 trillion tree estimation”, The International Journal of Environmental Studies 14, 1979: 77, retrieved 14 August 2010

Adamson, Hugh C. Historical Dictionary of the Baha’i
Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Edition 2, reprint
Publisher Scarecrow Press, 2006
ISBN 0810864673, 9780810864672

Agenda – City of Saskatoon. Public Agenda Executive Committee. Monday September 21, 2015. Council Chamber, City Hall. Date accessed June 5, 2016.

Events in the History of the University of Saskatchewan. University of Saskatchewan Archives. Date accessed June 5, 2016.

Exotic trees in South Canterbury, N.Z. have been planted were experts said they can’t grow.

Friends of Nature, Canada History. Date accessed June 5, 2016.
Gupta, Arvind, Ron Rabin,
Edward Goldsmith, and
Kisan Mehta. Richard St. Barbe Baker Man of the Trees. A Centenary Tribute.

Keyes, Gene. To Give Life: A Nonkilling Military Precedents and Possibilities. Reforesting the Sahara Desert.
page 23 out of 70. Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada
2014-02-23

Littlewood, Matthew. Book Honours Tree Guardian. The Times Herald. March 3, 2014Stuff.co.nz
Date accessed June 5, 2016.

Miller, Ruth. Saskatchewan Heroes and Rogues. Edition illustrated
Publisher Coteau Books, 2004
ISBN 1550502891, 9781550502893 Digitised online by Google Books. Page 168.
Richard St. Barbe Baker. Source Watch. October 13, 2013. Date accessed June 5, 2016.

Momen, Wendi, and Anthony A. voykovic. Baker, Richard Edward St. Barbe
(1889–1982)Bibliography
The Baha’i Encyclopedia. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States.

Topic: Richard St. Barbe Baker The Naked Scientists. April 20, 2005. Date accessed June 5, 2016.

We are sad to report the death of Catriona Baker [November 12, 20140 November 7, 2014. International Tree Foundation. England. [International Tree Foundation “Trees” Journal featured an article of her life with her husband, St. Barbe, which is now online] Date accessed June 5, 2016.

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′
Addresses:
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

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

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

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!

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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.

 

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