Municipal Reserve

Notice of Meeting –

RE: Inquiry Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.  ~James Thurber

Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services meeting:

Re: Inquiry – Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (File No. CK. 4000-1)

Monday, August 14, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: City of Saskatoon Council Chamber

Main Floor, City Hall

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.  ~Annie Dillard

If you wish to speak to the Committee or provide comments regarding this matter, you are required to submit a letter to the City Clerks Office. Letters must be received online at Write letter to committees by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting, or delivered in writing to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. of the business day preceding the meeting. You are asked to limit your comments to five minutes. Please include your mailing address in your submission.

In the first flush of youth our imaginative faculties are very active. In childhood we rove through Fairyland and play with the little elves; in youth the tiny elves have grown up to be nymphs of our own size and age, and from the summer moonlight we step into the rosy dawn, all fragrant and lightsome, with a glamour over everything which is delicious to our senses. By-and-by, as youth falls from us, we step out from the glades and meadows into the dry and dusty highway of life.” ~ Hume Nisbet

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority as the MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: St Barbe Baker

“Man must resuscitate his planet with trees, his heart with faith.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker

New Signs at St. Barbe Park

The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye..

DSCN7375.JPGSW OLRA waymarking sign

New wayfinding signs installed at the South West Off Leash Recreation Area [SW OLRA]. The off leash dog park has received hew way marking signage that provide hundreds of visitors with clear directions and information about the SW OLRA.  From results obtained from the counter installed at the entrance to the dog park, city officials realized that the SW OLRA was fast becoming one very well used off leash recreation area. Installation of the signs began Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

IMG_5210[2].jpgCurrently, there is one title sign and there are two interpretive or way marking signs at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, both within the area of the SW OLRA. The signs include information about the SW OLRA, and also map of the off leash dog park segment . The reverse side of the sign has a panel where community events may be posted that may only be current for the short term.   Notices and warnings appear here which may affect travel within the SW OLRA.  Hooks are available for a lost and found area to hang a lost mitten, or dog bootie &c as the case may be.  A bin of bags is also supplied to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets.

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Kevin Ariss, Open Space Consultant Animal Services has been in contact with the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as well as the SW OLRA users. Earlier, on June 8, 2016, the chain link fencing was installed, and the entrance way improved in its appearance greatly from this initiative.

Goals for the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area center on the concept of community, networking and identity of the RSBBAA. The SW OLRA is a fenced in 14.5 acre area within the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.. Do you think the new signage will increase the profile of the South West Off Leash Recreation Area and the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area?  Express your appreciation to the City of Saskatoon for the new signs in the comment section below.

“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 is the “Skin” of the earth, for without it there can be no water and, therefore, no life.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET