Flag Raising Ceremony | National Forest WeekPresented by: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
Category: Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
Date: September 20, 2021 – September 20, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Address: 222 3rd Ave North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0J5
Come out and show your passion and dedication in support of urban forests!
Urban forests celebrated by National Forest Week and Maple Leaf Day in September. Commemorations for trees and forests resonates with the City of Saskatoon strategic goal of environmental leadership, Green Infrastructure Strategy, Climate Action Plan, Low Emissions Community Plan, and the city’s official community plan. A celebration focus on forest heritage, culture, traditions, and history highlights the importance of trees, their essential ecological services. Trees support biodiversity and ecosystems, mitigate flooding, raise the water table, absorb carbon dioxide, and provide life saving oxygen. National Forest Week provides public support for the tree decisions made by Urban Forestry, Parks, Public Works, Long range planning. It’s a time for residents of the city to tell stories about their love of trees, and appreciation of forests, and how very blessed we are. The flag raising and proclamation are a reminder of our responsibilities, relationship and solidarity with trees and forests.
The purpose of the flag raising is a great way to show support for urban forests! Urban forestry, and sustainability YXE green infrastructure strategy are both of importance to the City of Saskatoon. The name of the flag to be raised is the National Forest Week flag. A formal ceremony is planned for this event.
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