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It’s the tenth anniversary of the Georgian Bay Biosphere

The Georgian Bay Biosphere turns ten and is ready for review. Every ten years, a Biosphere Reserve is required to report to UNESCO on its activities which includes a community survey that will soon be online, submission of a 100-page report, and a visit by two reviewers, scheduled for mid-August. Communications Manager for the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, Dr. Becky Pollock, says this periodic review is a chance for our region to look at the impact of having an international biosphere designation and what work has gone on for conservation and sustainable development. Pollock says it also gives them a chance to plan for the next 10 years. Tonight at the Stockey Centre, there will be a public event to showcase the Biosphere Reserve’s work, followed by a reception of local flavours and a keynote speaker from Audubon International who will speak about Sustainable Communities. Associate Director of Environmental Programs for Audubon International, Joanna Nadeau, will also offer a workshop tomorrow morning at the Log Cabin Inn for interested golf course managers, tourism operators, municipalities and their public works departments. Tickets for tonight’s event can be purchased at the Stockey Centre box office.


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