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Forest Stories Sharing Circle - Walking Tour

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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

241 Township Road 362

Grasswood, SK S7T 1A8

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Forest reflections and stories

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A time to share about your forest reminiscences. A gathering to celebrate peace and tranquility of the woodlands. Everyone's story may be different. Come tell your forest story or poem. Hear the stories about the afforestation areas in Saskatoon

I hope you will enjoy hearing about my forest friends. They are delightful people to know, and you must get acquainted with them as soon as you can. Life in the forest is very different from life in the meadow, and the forest people have many ways of doing which are not known in the world outside. They are a quiet people and do not often talk or sing when there are strangers near. You could never get acquainted with them until you had learned to be quiet also, and to walk through the underbrush without snapping twigs at every step. Then, if you were to live among them and speak their language, you would find that there are many things about which it is not polite to talk. And there is a reason for all this.

If the weather is inclement i.e. raining this event will be cancelled.

For more information contact friendsafforestation@gmail.com

We will walk to where there a couple of benches. Wear footwear for walking in the forest, and probably long pants rather than shorts.

This is a part of arbor week, a time to celebrate trees.

We will meet at the West Side of Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. See attached map and the following directions

S 1/2 22-36-6 W3 – Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A – GPS 52.1038557,-106.7890613

This informal parking area is near to the Saskatoon Italian Centre. It is recommended to stay west of the Canadian National Railway rail line

Directions see attached map

Drive on 22nd Street West in the City of Saskatoon in a westerly direction.

Proceed west through the traffic light intersection at Kensington Boulevard to the Kensington neighbourhood suburban development area, and Betts Road to the Blairmore suburban development area

Drive west 460 meters to the traffic light intersection of 22nd Street and Sk Highway 684 (Dalmeny highway). Turn left (south-westerly) onto Sk Highway 7.

As you are driving south-west on SK Hwy 7, you will proceed 1.8 km to the intersection with 11th Street, the 11th Street compost, and the Poor Boys Esso.

Continue driving south-west another 366 meters south after the 11th street intersection you will pass the West Swale wetlands.

Proceeding another 1.2 km after the wetlands, and you will be on top of the CNR overpass of the Sk Hwy 7 (Pike Lake Highway). As a passenger, you could look west (right) and see George Genereux Park forest nestled beside the overpass, and as a passenger, you can look east, and the forest seen from the overpass is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Park forest.

From the top of the overpass, drive a further 491 meters where there is a place to turn left off of Sk Hwy 7 (Pike Lake Highway) onto Cedar Villa Road)

Drive south-west for 3.8 km, then turn right off the divided Highway onto Cedar Villa Road.

Follow Cedar Villa Road in a south-east direction for a total of 622 meters.

This gravel road will take a sharp right turn in about 570 m from Sk Hwy 7.

Drive 43 meters due south.

Turn left and park west of the Canadian National Railway rail line.

You have arrived.

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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

241 Township Road 362

Grasswood, SK S7T 1A8

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