Nature Connect - Heritage Tour - Historic Places Days

Nature Connect – Heritage Tour

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Township Rd 362, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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12 September, 2021 | 14:00-15:30 CST UTC-6

Why do we connect with nature? Well, it is fun, a great reason to get outside, an exciting way to discover bio-diversity, and helps science

Participate in a search for biodiversity, the plants and animals at this time, Sundays at Two, in the afforestation areas. This is important and invaluable information for scientists, researchers, and policy makers. Can you believe how many scientists worldwide look at the data gathered on iNaturalist?

Delve into the rich history and heritage of the areas

Sep 12 meet at Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area GPS 52.1038557,-106.7890613 West Side

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.


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