Historic Places Days
Every Place, A Story

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Do you have a fond or meaningful memory of visiting Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or at George Genereux Urban Regional Park?
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Wildwoods of Saskatoon
Remai Modern Sunday September 18 at 2:00 pm

50th anniversary Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Learn about the West Swale, the Old Bone Trail, the local heritage of these Saskatoon Urban Regional Parks including the the four namesakes, Dr. George Genereux gold medal Olympian, Richard St. Barbe Baker OBE, Hon. LL.D. F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab., ACF, Detective Sargeant Bruce Gordongraduated from the University of Saskatchewan College Of Law, and Benjamin Thomas Chappell Canadian National Railways Saskatchewan Superintendent and builder of the pioneering Exhibition of the Central Saskatchewan Agricultural Society.
This is the inaugural event of #NationalForestWeek

National Forest Week

  • Submit your National Forest Week event today by emailing. Commemorate #NationalForestWeek with a theme in 2022 "Canada's Forests: Solutions for a Changing Climate."
    2022 is the 30th anniversary of "Maple Leaf Day" or National Tree Day in Canada
    Social Media Kit for your event
  • September 18-25, 2022 50 years since the planting to trees of the afforestation areas in 1972.
  • 2022 afforestation Heritage Film Premiere "WildWoods Of Saskatoon
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area 132 hectares [326 acres] named in honour of Richard St. Barbe Baker, silviculturist, conservationist, environmental activist & prolific author, who contributed greatly to worldwide forest protection, reforestation and desert reclamation
  • 60 hectares [148 acres] of semi-wilderness habitat to explore and celebrate. Honouring Gold Olympic medalist Dr. George Genereux, radiologist, professor, and meticulous illustrator
  • New Inspirational Afforestation Area Calendar for 2023 with submissions both anonymous and by volunteers for the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. Also check out the I Love Trees merch. and apparel.

#NationalForestWeek Calendar Of Events

Sunday September 18

Monday September 19

Tuesday September 20

Wednesday September 21
Maple Leaf Day

  • Tree Planting for National Tree Day with Tree Canada 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM location pending

Thursday September 22

Friday September 23

Saturday September 24

Sunday September 25

The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

As you enter the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or George Genereux Urban Regional Park is it easy to see that nature is everywhere. Through iNaturalist BioBlitzes taking place at different times of the year, it is great to engage in community science and citizen science endeavours to document a flora and fauna inventory. This inventory supports environmental protection, environmental health and environmental sustainability. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. are a registered Saskatchewan non profit incorporation and also a Canadian registered environmental charity. The afforestation areas are a good choice for opting outside in The Great Outdoors to explore our urban forest in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Friends are seeking a member of the board to join the Board of Directors.

"The simple act of planting a tree, which is in itself a practical deed, is also the symbol of a far reaching ideal, which is creative in the realm of the Spirit, and in turn reacts upon society, encouraging all to work for the future well being of humanity rather than for immdiate gain." Richard St. Barbe Baker

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