Changes Front and Centre at the Geopark

Debert, NS – 300 million years ago in the Coal Age, the one world Pangea took shape. 200 million years ago in the Age of Dinosaurs, it began to rip apart, and the modern world was born. The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is continuing the legacy established by the breaking apart of the super-continent Pangea and has established a new Geopark world.

At our Annual General Meeting last month, Chair Don Fetcher’s term came to an end. Mr. Fletcher has guided the Geopark well since our incorporation in January 2019, through all the development work and into our UNESCO designation in July of this year. He was instrumental in keeping the Board, staff and volunteers all rowing in the same direction and was so proud to host a COVID-style celebration in August 2020. We thank him for his outstanding leadership and determination to get the job done!

Our new Geopark world welcomes incoming Board Chair, Christine Blair. Ms. Blair is the Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester and has been involved with the Geopark organization for many years. She brings with her years of organizational skills, experience at the municipal and provincial levels of government and a true belief in the Geopark and its economic benefits for the entire area. We look forward to the coming term under her capable and inspiring guidance.

And not to let anything remain static, our very capable Administrative Assistant Debbie Boehlen is moving on to accept an opportunity to pursue her holistic practice on a full-time basis. Ms. Boehlen will be relocating to the Windsor area and will be leaving us in early December. The search is on for her replacement and information can be found on our website www.fundygeopark.ca for anyone interested.

We are in the final stages of hiring a full-time Geoscientist to complete our staffing team here at the Cliffs of Fundy. A total of 26 applications were received from around the world, and these have been short-listed to 7 for consideration by interview. These interviews will be scheduled over the next 2 weeks with a goal to having the Geoscientist in place early in 2021.

For more information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, visit our website at www.fundygeopark.ca or contact us at 902-641-2225 or by email at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.

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Beth Peterkin
Executive Director
Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
manager@fundygeopark.ca
902-641-2225

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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.