Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network

SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 1 PM  — THE FILM HOUSE AT FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

During an era of Reconciliation, a new organization emerges to sustain the status of the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere

This presentation will include officials of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network and representatives of network organizations explaining the importance of preserving the Niagara Escarpment. It will feature stunning never-seen-before photography, aerial and drone video of the Niagara Escarpment in an effort to address profound and increasing environmental challenges.

The Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network, a community-led grassroots organization, was introduced to the public during an official ceremony held at The Brown Homestead on April 22, 2022. The organization has become the official entity working on the mandate and designation of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere in consultation with UNESCO. Supported by a three-year grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Indigenous non-governmental organization Plenty Canada is nurturing and assisting in the development of the emerging Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network.

The UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere currently runs west from Niagara, and then north to Tobermory, extending some 700+ kilometres. To maintain its Biosphere designation, in 2019, a Transitional Leadership Committee was formed to develop a revised Niagara Escarpment Biosphere model after it was deemed no longer appropriate to have oversight nested within the Niagara Escarpment Commission, a government agency. In 2021, the Transition Leadership Committee and Plenty Canada signed a memorandum-of-understanding to work together on developing this new co-governance structure. Work has progressed well and in March 2022, the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network became officially incorporated under provincial regulations.

For anyone and everyone who values and seeks to protect the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere, its unique ecosystems and species at risk, this program will provide detailed information and engagement opportunities. Visit NEBNetwork.org for more information about the organization.

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September 11 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Plenty Canada