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08-Apr: Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative

Our 2017 Speaker Series wrapped up on 8th April with a talk by Ruth Simons, Executive Director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) and a life-long resident of the region.

Since 2011 the Society has engaged with many Howe Sound organizations with shared values for Howe Sound. FHSS has been engaging with various levels of government, First Nations, and stakeholders, to encourage the development of an integrated, sustainable land and water management plan for Howe Sound which takes into account the overlapping principles of environmental protection, livability, and economic sustainability.

Since May 2016, Ruth has been chairing the Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative, and in her talk she explained the results of the Working Group’s efforts and how a UNESCO Biosphere Region can help achieve our common goals for protection of Howe Sound for future generations.