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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Saskatoon, SK

52.1004657,-106.7539449

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The remarkable legacy of Richard St. Barbe Baker and the 326 acre forest named in his honour to commemorate his extraordinary achievements

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Extraordinary legacy tour of Richard St. Barbe Baker and the 326 acre afforestation area named in his honour.

Robert White will share his knowledge about Richard St. Barbe Baker who, by some estimates, has been responsible for planting at least 26 billion trees during his lifetime through international organisations he founded or assisted.  Many world wide tree planting organisations have arisen inspired by his legacy and have gone on to plant many more billions of trees.  Arbor Week is a fitting time to commemorate the legendary work of Richard St. Barbe Baker as  50 years ago the University of Saskatchewan recognized the extraordinary achievements of Baker which had a sustained impact on others’ lives and provided inspiration for others.   This tour will have two leaders to share stories about this heritage forest and how Saskatoon was a pioneer in creating nature based climate action solutions  with the planting of this man-made forest on the prairies.

Meet up on Sunday May 30, 2021 at two p.m. for a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA tour.  The location will be the South West Off leash recreation area parking lot, and proceed from there.  We encourage those arriving for the tour to bring-wear facemasks, and observe social distancing to comply with outdoor COVID protocols.  Free facemasks will be available.

The coordinates {latitude and longitude} for your smart phone Google maps app are 52.1004657,-106.7539449 to park at the South West off leash recreation area parking lot. Address is 355 Township Road 362-A.   Directions with map and images

Eventbrite tickets.  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/extraordinary-legacy-tour-of-richard-st-barbe-baker-afforestation-area-tickets-152624342517

A  virtual tour will be posted in lieu of the physical event in case of COVID lock down and  COVID protocol announcements closer to the date.  Until such time, we will ask everyone to register on eventbrite so that outdoor screening protocols for COVID can be attended to safely.  All those who come on the tour will be asked to sign in as per COVID protocols also.


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The Jane's Walk video attached provides a different tour description and perspective focusing on the Urban Planning legacy of Jane Jacobs alongside the City of Saskatoon urban planning history of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, namely the 326 acre Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and 148 acre George Genereux Urban Regional park.


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