Karen Alexander, Outreach and Education Coordinator of the Goderich-based Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, will be speaking about protecting and restoring Lake Huron’s coastal ecosystem as part of First Friday in downtown Sarnia on September 7.
The general public is invited to attend this free event, co-host hosted by the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative (BSI) and Return the Landscape, at the Urban Nature Centre starting at 7:00 pm.
Alexander will give two 25 minute presentations, titled “Lake Huron: Keeping a Great Lake Great”, based on the Coastal Centre’s four main priorities: biodiversity, water quality, coastal processes and climate change.
P Through research, education and outreach the Coastal Centre helps shoreline communities manage their coastal properties to preserve the natural integrity and function of coastal ecosystems.
The Coastal Centre believes that all their work must include all dimensions of sustainability as coastal communities such as Sarnia “cannot have a healthy economy unless they have a healthy environment.”
The visit kicks off the fall season of BSI’s “Sustainability and the Seminar Series”, which provides free seminars on sustainability related topics to the general public.
BSI is a community-based organization whose vision is for Sarnia-Lambton to become recognized worldwide as a hybrid, green community. It is a collaborative effort of local industry, Lambton College, Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association, the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, IEC and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
Return the Landscape is a project granted to a number of partnering organizations in Sarnia- Lambton area by Ontario Trillium Foundation.