“raresites: Land Conservation in the 21st Century”
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora
Cost: Free for members, $5 non-members
Speaker: TOM WOODCOCK
Rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+ acre urban land trust and environmental institute in Waterloo Region/Wellington (near Cambridge). The reserve contains a network of natural landscapes that are held in trust as a common possession, set aside for their natural and heritage value. Rare’s mission is to provide opportunities in ecological and cultural research, education, community engagement, and recreation.
Join us for Tom Woodcock’s presentation “raresites: Land Conservation in the 21st Century”.
We expect a lot of our land, yet many people rarely give it a second thought. Ecological services provide for all our wants and needs, but require space and respect that come with high costs in our modern economy. Tom will discuss the ecological benefits of land conservation, and the challenges of a charitable land trust in one of Canada’s most expensive and fastest growing areas.
About the speaker: Tom has been an environmental scientist for more than 20 years, studying effects of human activity on ecological processes in a variety of systems. As Planning Ecologist at the rare Charitable Research Reserve, he works to secure, restore, and steward lands for the benefit of nature.
Neighbourwoods thanks our 2018-19 Tree Talk Sponsor, the Elora-Salem Horticultural Society, for their support.