The Cliffs Are Growing

Debert, NS, September 18, 2020 – Business is booming at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark! September has been a busy month already as we moved into our permanent office in Debert and welcomed a new member to our team.

Debbie Boehlen was greeted by Board members this week at the first meeting since she started work as the Administrative Assistant. Debbie brings a wealth of admin experience as she has run her own business for many years. Her love of the outdoors and education in both Forestry Technology and Geography gives her an excellent background for her work with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. Debbie loves exploring the Fundy shore and is looking forward to visiting some of the geosites she has not yet seen.

The other exciting news for this month, is the Geopark’s move into our permanent office in the Debert Business Park. Renovations have been completed, and the official move in-date was September 8th. The Municipality of the County of Colchester has provided this office space as part of their ongoing financial support for the Geopark. “We appreciate and value the financial support of both Cumberland and Colchester counties”, says Manager Beth Peterkin. “This is truly a unique municipal partnership and it’s what makes the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark such a strong organization.” The business of the Geopark will be managed from the Debert office, although the staff will also be out in the field and visiting tourism partners throughout the 165 km length of the Geopark on many occasions.

Just to keep things busy and exciting, plans are underway to hire a Geoscientist to round out the staffing component. The hiring for that position is in process and advertising will start shortly. This third staff person will also be based out of the Debert office, but he/she will spend a great deal of time out in the field doing research, meeting community members and assisting with our education programs. For information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, visit our website at www.fundygeopark.ca. We can be reached in Debert at 902-641-2225 or by email at manager@fundygeopark.ca and look forward to hearing from you.

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Beth Peterkin, Manager, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
manager@fundygeopark.ca
902-641-2225

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Recognize these Geopark signs? The Cliffs of Fundy is currently seeking proposals for a wayfinding signage plan. If this is something you or anyone you know has experience in, click the link below or check out the News Page under the about tab on fundygeopark.ca to download the Request for Proposal and supporting documents! fundygeopark.ca/2023/01/23/wayfinding-signage-rfp/Photo courtesy of Tourism NS ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome Sacha Brake, our new Director!Originally from Newfoundland, Sacha has always been fascinated by the ocean and feels at home on any coastline. She has lived in Nova Scotia for the better part of her life and has called Truro home for the last decade. With a passion for asset based community development, farmers market pastries and a good cup of tea, Sacha has spent much of her working life in roles that support the growth of individuals, communities and businesses in our region. Whether through personal study, one on one conversation or group workshops and presentations she thrives on learning and knowledge sharing. She studied Theatre and has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Memorial University of Newfoundland and carries her creativity, positive attitude and drive for learning and community connection into every aspect of her life. Sacha believes in the immense power of storytelling, sharing your knowledge and experience with others to better understand what we've come from and where we are going. Always a beachgoer and avid stay-cationer, Sacha opened her horizons a few summers ago exploring the Fundy shore and after making friends with her first hermit crab, she was hooked. She is excited to do all she can to support the continued growth and development of the Geopark and to promote and share our rich geological and cultural history. ... See MoreSee Less
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.