After ten years of a UNESCO designation, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is looking forward. A public celebration was held last night at the Stockey Centre when those who came got to see what the Biosphere Reserve has accomplished in the past decade. Communications Manager for GBBR, Dr. Becky Pollock, remembers moving here in 2002 and wanting to get involved in environmental issues and was part of a group that got pesticides ban in Parry Sound.
Also last night, there was a guest speaker from Audubon International who spoke about eco-tourism and Pollock explains that it’s something they have been looking at.
There are still steps for the Biosphere Reserve to complete the ten year review including a community survey that will soon be online, submission of a 100-page report, and a visit by two reviewers scheduled for mid-August. For more about what the Georgian Bay Biosphere is up to visit them at www.gbbr.ca.