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Saskatoon's World Famous Conservationist: Richard St. Barbe Baker

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Brainsport Community Room

616 10th Street East

(enter on the east side at the back)

Saskatoon, SK S7H 0G9

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What did Saskatoon's Global Conservationist do? Who is Baba Wya Miti, loving father of trees? Where are the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas?

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In Saskatoon, Richard St. Barbe Baker credits his time spent here as the motivating factor which drove his passion for conservation.

Paul Hanley, author and Robert White, ecologist will introduce Richard St. Barbe Baker, founder of the international Men of the Trees organisation in 1922, now known as the International Tree Foundation. Both knew this acclaimed "Man of the Trees" personally. He was a visionary pioneer who outspokenly campaigned for trees and forests and their multiple benefits - watershed protection, preventing soil erosion, mitigating climate change, providing habitats for animals and places for re-creation for humans. You will hear about his indefatigable drive, his daring accomplishments, his links to Saskatoon and his encounters with with President FDR, and with popes, prime ministers, and personalities of his time.

Saskatoon's best kept secrets are George Genereux Urban Regional park and Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.

You will also learn about Baba Wya Miti and Chief Ironhorse? Where is the West Swale? George Genereux Urban Regional Park & Richard St. Barbe Baker Park Afforestation Areas are two amazing forest green spaces in Saskatoon, one named in the legacy of this great champion of trees. Find out Where are they? Why are they? What is the West Swale? What is the Yorath Island Spillway?

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Sponsored by Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Admision Free. Donations gratefully accepted. A part of Nutrien WinterShines.

Featured Speakers

Robert White, BSA, MES, Ecologist and personal acquaintance of Richard St. Barbe Baker winner of the Richard St. Barbe Baker award. Robert White,spoke to the City of Saskatoon Standing policy committee on planning, development, and community services about the great humanitarian, and forester, Richard St. Barbe Baker the namesake of the Richard St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Robert White spoke “to the importance of the preservation of the area and expressed support for some type of barriers to protect the area.”

Paul Hanley, author of Man of the Trees. Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Introduction by Jane Goodall, who also personally knew Richard St. Barbe Baker

Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. will introduce Saskatoon's best kept secrets, the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Both afforestation areas, and both preserved in perpetetuity in 1972 by City Council, and declared City of Saskatoon urban regional parks in 1979

Sponsored by Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Admision Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

This event entitled: Saskatoon's World Famous Conservationist: Richard St. Barbe Baker, The Man of the Trees is proud to be a Nutrien WinterShines satellite event.

A bake sale, and silent auction will be available at the event to help raise money. If you have donations for the silent auction or if you would like to bring proceeds for the bake sale, that would be appreciated.

Silent Auction

Framed Print of Richard St. Barbe Baker: A signed print of St. Barbe. Two available.

Package: Nut and seed log and holder for feeding chickadees, blue jays etc.; a block of suet and holder, a cute little bird candle holder and votive candle and a couple of little buttons. Donated by Wild Birds Unlimited 330A-2600 8th St E.

Book: Vegetables, Chickens & Bees: an Honest Guide to Growing Your Own Food Anywhere by Carson Arthur. Donated by Peter Garden of Turning the Tide Bookstore - 615 Main St.

Turning the Tide T-shirt from Peter Garden at Turning the Tide Bookstore - 615 Main St.

Pie from Nellie's Kitchen located at F-727 22nd St W.

Co-op Membership Steephill Food Coop 730 Broadway Ave.

Gray T-shirt from Spoke ‘N Sport 225 20th St W.

Black hooded sweatshirt from Taxon Realtime Trucking Software.

Folk Art Owl package with 3 birthday cards and a $25 Winner’s Gift Certificate from Sylvia Konkin.

Stones in his Pockets show 2 tickets to Persephone Theatre

2 Movie Tickets Scotiabank Theatre

An original painting by artist Marlene Yusak

Thank you to Brainsport for providing the community room for our event!

Thank you also to Canada Safeway Limited for your support!

Sponsored by Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. Admission Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Your continued support will bring forward efforts in maintaining the afforestation areas as healthy green spaces, environmental and historical education regarding the afforestation areas and safety. We work to nurture a civic culture where respect for the living world is routinely reflected in our collective and individual decisions.

• Cash donations are appreciated and go towards the illegal motorized vehicle restriction and dumping prevention activities. (Example; it costs $40.00 to remove and recycle 10 tires, access restriction barriers and gates are $150-1500 plus installation fees)

• Cash donation towards the restoration work of the park, fencing, and signs. (Example; it costs $75 to ensure 125m of wildlife friendly fence can be installed. This allows the deer fawns and moose calves to pass through without getting caught in the fence, or without being left behind.)

• Sponsor a tree with $25 a month to enable the proper Afforestation Area protections are in place. Receive information about your tree. This is a gift that keeps on growing, and you can be a part of the effort to protect these trees in perpetuity.

• Your contribution as a volunteer, writing a letter of support, forwarding a testimonial from your involvement at previous trash clean ups or your testimonial about your enjoyable experiences at the afforestation areas, and your hosting of local community fund raisers and neighbourhood bottle drives in your area for the Friends will make it possible for us to celebrate the community coming together to make a difference in our environment.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. friendsafforestation@gmail.com We look forward to speaking with you more about the great work our group is doing in the community. We meet every second Wednesday over coffee. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′

Afforestation Urban Regional Park Addresses:

Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A

Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A

S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A

NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063

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 Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. friendsafforestation@gmail.com

To access this event at Brainsport. When you are at the front of the building, go to the east side along the sidewalk. Look towards the back of the building for the above lighted sign above the door. Enter the door, and come upstairs to join us in the community room . Look forward to meeting you.

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616 10th Street East

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Saskatoon, SK S7H 0G9

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