Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (🌿 Join Us as a Board Member and Make a Difference for Our Hidden Gems! 🌳)

Organization Name: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
Opportunity Title: 🌿 Join Us as a Board Member and Make a Difference for Our Hidden Gems! 🌳
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 21, 2023
End Date: September 21, 2024

Email: friendsafforestation@gmail.com
Website: https://wordpress.com/home/stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you dream of making a tangible impact in your community? Look no further! We invite you to become a board member for our non-profit environmental charity, dedicated to protecting and promoting Saskatoon’s two hidden green space gems – the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park.   Promote Equity, Conservation, and Community Engagement in Saskatoon’s Hidden Gems! As a board member, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of these naturalized green spaces, ensuring they become welcoming and inviting for all equity-deserving groups. But that’s not all! Here’s what being a board member entails: 🌍 Duties of a Board Member may include the following: Attend board meetings and actively contribute to decision-making processes. Plan and organize events, such as educational tours and fair booths, to raise awareness about the afforestation areas and their unique geology, history, and heritage. Serve as a grant writer, securing funding to support our initiatives and conservation efforts. Assist in fundraising events and campaigns to ensure the sustainability of our organization. Help develop educational and awareness materials, promoting the physical and mental health benefits of forests, nature, wetlands, and trees. Advocate for inclusivity and equality, breaking down systemic barriers that prevent equity-deserving groups from enjoying these green spaces. Share stories about the Old Bone Trail , our rich and vibrant history and heritage 💚 Benefits of Volunteering as a Board Member: Be part of a passionate team dedicated to making a real difference in the community. Gain valuable leadership and organizational skills that can boost your professional growth. Expand your network by connecting with like-minded individuals, environmental experts, and community leaders. Learn about environmental conservation, habitat preservation, and sustainable practices. Make a lasting impact on the lives of equity-deserving groups and future generations. Join us now and contribute to the conservation of species at risk within the afforestation areas, such as the Red-Berried Elder, Green Ash, American Elm, Turkey Vulture, Northern Small Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Western Yellowjacket, Goldenrod Gall Fly, Woodland Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, American White Pelican, Canada Warbler, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Pine Grosbeak, Barred Tiger Salamander, Horned Grebe, Bank Swallow, Baird’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Western Grebe, Bobolink, Red-necked Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, and the majestic Whooping Crane. We are actively looking for enthusiastic individuals who can help us protect these species and their habitats. Join our board of directors, and together, we can turn these hidden gems into accessible and cherished green spaces for all. Mark your calendars! Our next Annual General Meeting is in September, where you’ll have the chance to connect with other passionate individuals and learn more about our organization. Ready to take action? Volunteer today and become a board member! Your dedication and commitment will help transform Saskatoon’s hidden gems into thriving, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable spaces. Contact us now to get involved and make a positive impact on our community! Zoom meetings, and in person events.  Hybrid opportunity. 🌿 Together, let’s create a greener, more equitable future! 🌳

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