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Nature Connect & Heritage Tour
Why do we connect with nature? A great way to get outside, engage in biodiversity conservation, and have fun.
Discover nature, find as many species as you possibly can! Come out with a group to learn the ins and outs of iNaturalist, or discover the parks on your own. It is great fun!
Why do we use iNatualist – an app for our smart phones? iNaturalist makes it super easy for anyone -young or old- groups or individuals – to come out and discover plants, animals, butterflies, mushrooms and add to research quality data.
Come out any day and enjoy Saskatoon’s Afforestation Areas on your own, or meet up on Sundays with us to get some helpful hints about iNaturalist and the forest trails
Sep 19 meet at George Genereux Urban Regional Park GPS 52.1089473,-106.7925807
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 1979 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.