Fundy Global Geopark a Juggernaut for Tourism
The Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark was officially recognized by UNESCO in July, cut the ceremonial ribbon in August, and now has a permanent office in September. The new multi-site tourism destination has become a juggernaut for Cumberland-Colchester.
Stretching 165 kilometres and boasting of more than forty geocites of world interest, the fenceless global geopark is supported by the joint effort of the Municipalities of Cumberland and Colchester. For its part, Colchester provides an office in the Debert Business Park.
The facility was recently renovated and is now the official home to staff and the volunteer board of directors.
Beth Peterkin of Parrsboro, manager of the geopark, says, “This is truly a unique municipal partnership and it’s what makes the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark such a strong organization.”
The board recently hired Debbie Boehlen as the Administrative Assistant who will work from the Debert office. Her educational background includes Forestry Technology and Geography, a perfect fit for the task ahead.
A search is now underway for a geoscientist. According to Peterkin, that staff member “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, go to www.fundygeopark.ca or contact the manager at 902-641-2225 or email email@example.com.
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