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City Nature Challenge 2022: Saskatoon, SK

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Help put the City of Saskatoon on the world nature scene!

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Using iNaturalist take photos of plants, animals, insects and mushrooms between April 29 - May 2, 2022! Saskatoon will compete for the title of the most Biodiverse City. We need your help.

From May 3-May 8 identify what was found in Saskatoon Taking part is easy!

Whether you're an avid naturalist or a dog walker, everyone can participate: it's easy, fun, and will encourage you to get outdoors.

We will be using the iNaturalist digital platform to record observations, under this project.

Signup to iNaturalist today and then join our 'City Nature Challenge 2022: Saskatoon, SK' project! By joining the project you will be notified when news items are added to our project page.

If you're new to iNaturalist, then we can help {either contact us via friendsafforestation@gmail.som or follow instructions online at https://inaturalist.ca/}.

Started in 2016 for the first-ever Citizen Science Day, the citizen science teams at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences dreamed up the City Nature Challenge as a fun way to capitalize on their home cities’ friendly rivalry and hold a citizen science event around urban biodiversity. The first City Nature Challenge was an eight-day competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, engaging residents and visitors in documenting nature to better understand urban biodiversity. Over 20,000 observations were made by more than 1000 people in a one-week period, cataloging approximately 1600 species in each location, including new records for both areas. During the 2016 CNC, the organizers heard so much excitement and interest from people in other cities that they decided that they couldn’t keep to the fun just to themselves. In 2017 the City Nature Challenge went national, and in 2018, the CNC became an international event!

Saskatoon is now registered for the very first time ever to participate in the 2022 event - so we really need your help to highlight the City of Saskatoon area!

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How to participate using SEEK for the younger crowd under 12 years old

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Organizer Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

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Support the non profit group The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc

Your contributions to support our mission are greatly appreciated by residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area who enjoy the forest, these local parks, wetlands and green spaces.

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. not – for – profit incorporation has five charitable purposes as follows;

1/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by conserving or restoring ecosystems and biodiversity on a long-term basis at the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, which were preserved in perpetuity by City of Saskatoon Council in 1972.

2/ To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by reducing pollution and by cleaning up illegal trash dumping in the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas through addressing land dump sites and monitoring wetlands and greenspaces for instances of illegal dumping

3/ To provide public amenities by maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.

4/ To protect and preserve significant heritage sites by ensuring safety, restoring, developing, and maintaining the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas with a view to commemorating the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas and educating the public about it.  Commemorate; honor and respect the past, celebrate the present and provide a legacy for the future.

5/ To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. is a not – for – profit incorporation registered with the Information Services Canada (ISC) Saskatchewan, under entity number 102084283.

The initial goals are to increase the safety and preservation of the afforestation areas as outlined here.  

As incorporated entities with an unique identity, Friends are governed by board members; and have customized organizational by-laws and letters patent.  Friends work locally with the City of Saskatoon park superintendent, MVA guidance, and other park liaisons as designated by the park superintendent. In Ontario, there are many, many Friends of the Park organizations, working together collaboratively to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.

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