Urban forests and greenspaces enhance Saskatoon’s quality of life.
Urban forests and green infrastructure in a Changing Climate With guest speakers from City of Saskatoon urban forestry and YXE Green Infrastruture Strategy. This virtual session presents highlights from City of Saskatoon's urban forestry department a very vital player to hear from during National Forest Week. This session will also present the research conducted for the new YXE Green Infrastructure Strategy and how it will benefit the city and its residents The Strategy outlines 5 programs to be carried out over the next 10 years, which include: 1. Natural Areas: a program to protect, restore, and manage natural areas in the Green Network 2. Grey to Green: a program to increase green infrastructure in urban areas 3. Engaging Community with the Green Network through volunteer opportunities and education 4. Sustainable Food: Supporting local, sustainable, and equitable food in Saskatoon 5. Connecting the Green Network between natural and urban areas. The current focus is implementation of the Green Infrastructure Strategy and how to improve green infrastructure in Saskatoon. Urban Forestry and YXE Green Infrastructure Sustainability will have representatives speaking during this session about urban forests, YXC Green Infrastructure Strategy and the City of Saskatoon's celebration of National Forest Week - this year's theme “Our Forests, Continually Giving.” Our goal is to promote discussion about trees and forests, and their multiple and essential benefits. The health of trees is being affected by climate change but trees are also a necessary solution in mitigating it. We aim to raise awareness about what trees and forests give us and what we need to do in return to protect and enhance trees and forests. Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas are proud to bring to you this series of events for National Forest Week the Theme of this week is "Our forests - Continually giving" taking place Saturday September 18, 2021 to Sunday September 26, 2021 This week also is commemorating and celebrating Maple Leaf Day September 22, 2021