Well, the City of Saskatoon and Meewasin Valley Authority were right. Canvassing the afforestation areas does show that these semi-wilderness areas do provide habitats conducive to flora and fauna including species at risk. The count is up to around twenty species at risk at the current moment. Thank you to everyone using iNaturalist and helping to document the species in the afforestation areas.
Thank you for the interest shown in the George Genereux Urban Regional Park Cleanup scheduled for Saturday September 19. As an outdoor event, on a large property 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile (147.9 acres) it is easy to social distance, and we are giving away free fabric re-usable facemasks for those instance where we cannot social distance. We take the well-being of our volunteers seriously! We are providing cloth facemasks, disposable face masks, plastic gloves, hand sanitizer, taking forehead temperatures, supplying individually packaged refreshment and are encouraging outdoor social distancing in this huge forest.
We are going to be tracking and recording the litter by using Data Card or Online Data Tracking Feature.
Why? By tracking litter items it helps determine their origins, leading to solutions to reduce those garbage items that ends up on our shorelines and polluting the South Saskatchewan River via the West Swale (a low lying area a part of the Yorath Island Spillway a glacial river connecting the North Saskatchewan to the South Saskatchewan). The record keeping and solutions also helps reinforce the impact you are having for cleaner shorelines. There are three great ways to gather your litter data:
Pick up a Data Card from the George Genereux Urban Regional Park Registration Table.
ONLINE APP Use the Online Data Tracking Feature! Want to record your litter findings on a mobile device? Register with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for this event. They will email you your individual links to the online data tracking feature! Wow! It is that easy to record your data digitally. Then just login to your Shoreline Cleanup account on mobile and open this link, tap in to start tallying up the litter items you find. Only those registered on the website for the clean up will receive access to this link.
3. ONLINE APP Jake Rubenstein, Manager of the Great Global Cleanup says “And while you’re picking up litter, check out our Earth Challenge 2020 app to record the composition and amount of trash that you collected. Every data submission, including yours, will help researchers track global litter trends as part of the biggest citizen science project in the world. “
Thank you again for your consideration at finding a time during the day to come out to clean up George Genereux Urban Regional Park inside the City of Saskatoon!
Donations by bottle drive pick up (just contact us if you have bottles 306.380.5368), eTransfer or Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org are very welcome for purchase of facemasks, clean up supplies. Tax receipt from the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
777143876RR0001 Non profit charity.
Please kindly advise email@example.com if anyone has access to either a: 1/truck
6/ a 2 or 4 wheel dolly
7/ a pry bar, crow bar or wrecking bar
There are both large items and smaller trash to remove from the greenspace environment on
Sat. Sept 19, 2020 9:00-5:00
Clean Green Community Scene
At George Genereux Park
Besides full day shifts, there are staggered shifts throughout the day available for anyone wishing to volunteer partial days like two hours, or 1/2 day, etc. It is wise to come for the weather – a hat, closed toe footwear, sunscreen, bug spray & water bottle, pen or pencil to help record trash, canvas gloves, masks. Prizes to win!Free facemasks, plastic gloves & trash bags. More information firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: StBarbeBaker Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )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! Canada Helps
“The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. ” Wangari Maathai.
“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 nations 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