Excitement Rising for Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
Hopes are rising for people along the Parrsboro Shore as the area awaits final word on becoming a geopark under the banner of the United Nations.
The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is under consideration for the international designation and final word is expected in April.
The Chair of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society says the group is genuinely excited. Don Fletcher says the evaluation conducted last July was extremely positive and the Society is hoping that translates into designation as the first geopark in Nova Scotia.
Fletcher says, “We are in the process of hiring a manager to run day to day operations going forward. We have completed a three year budget and are seeking funding to this end.”
He says the board has been strengthened with the addition of Georgia and David Piper, homeowners in Parrsboro, who have been visiting and exploring the region for twenty years. Fletcher says the Pipers have a scientific background and geopark experience.
He says their involvement in the project has added to the excitement in the community as they inject some new ideas.
Fletcher says, “Our unique shoreline and geological significance, as well as highest tides, will enable visitors and geologists and geology students to have a world class experience found nowhere else in the world.”
The geopark board plans workshops and public meetings on tourism experiences in April.
For more details, check the geopark website at https://fundygeopark.ca where you may also view a background video.
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