Celebrate Mother Earth and Invest in Our Planet

Cumberland and Colchester Counties – We are approaching an important day in the life of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, and in fact of the whole planet. This Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day in Canada and it’s time to celebrate Mother Earth. In fact, the UN General Assembly has designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day and acknowledges that it impacts two of the Sustainable Development Goals: #15 Life on Land and #17 Partnerships for the Goals.

Now, more than ever, it is important to acknowledge our position within the dynamic planet where we all live and take action to leave this place a little better than we found it. The theme for Earth Day this year is Invest in our Planet. The world we live in is changing rapidly and we must work together to preserve and protect our environment, our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

Beach Cleanup in the Geopark

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is proud to contribute to Earth Day with acts of restoration, education, awareness, and discovery in our natural environments. We have created an interactive scavenger hunt available for free at the Truro and Parrsboro public libraries. These scavenger hunt pages are offered to interested people of all ages who want to explore the coastal communities in and around the Geopark. You can also download the scavenger hunt from our website under Educational Resources.

The Geopark team is also participating in the Colchester Waste Resource Management Team’s two-week, anti litter, campaign called Colchester Clean which kicks off on Earth Day. You can learn more and register at https://www.colchester.ca/colchester-clean. Later this season, we will be hosting Shoreline Cleanups in three locations in Cumberland County.

Thanks to everyone who is doing their part to Invest in our Planet, whether by cleaning up a roadside or beach, planting trees, creating a bee garden, conserving your use of water and electricity or one of many other projects. We would love to share your stories and photos if you send them to us at admin@fundygeopark.ca.

For more information about the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, please visit our website at https://fundygeopark.ca/.

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For more information:

Leah Benetti
Administrator, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
902-641-2225
Email: admin@fundygeopark.ca

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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.