Discovering an alliance and affiliation with nature. Taking photos through the iNaturalist app on the smartphone, to immerse an outdoor, nature-loving invigorating afternoon. An idyllic way to find a connection in the forest, to see the liason and relation between trees and understorey, to find the kinship between in this semi-wilderness area, and explore nature’s forest habitat. Experience a care-free healthful, informal nature relationship. Become acquainted with the rich diverse heritage of the areas.
Sunday Sep 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm Nature Connect Bio-Blitz and Forest Walk meet at Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area GPS 52.1052.108851 -106.789851 SW OLRA Just in time for World Environmental Health Day, check out the forest health today.
Download the iNaturalist app on your smart phone and sign in before coming out!
This program for National Forest Week is brought to you by the Friends
of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas an environmental non-profit
charity that was created to preserve and restore the 326-acre
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the 148-acre
George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Our work reinforces
the 1972 City Council decision designating these afforestation
areas on the western fringe of Saskatoon to “be preserved in
perpetuity.” They are important habitat for wildlife as well as
semi-wild public spaces for recreation and nature immersion.
The larger of these two areas is named after Richard St. Barbe
Baker (1889-1982), who has been called the “first global conservationist”
and in recognition of this he was made the first Honorary Life
Member of the World Wildlife Fund in 1969. A British forester who
also homesteaded and studied in Saskatoon, he dedicated his entire
life unfailingly to the preservation and planting of trees and forests.
This is one session in a week long series of events celebrating National Forest
Week with a theme – “Our Forests – Continually Giving”