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Lake Huron Speaker Series In Southampton

Southampton | by Claire McCormack  

Local experts will give talks on islands, fishing, climate change and alvars.

A Speaker Series examining the Lake Huron coastal environment is set to take place in Southampton.

The series is being presented by the Lake Huron Centre For Coastal Conservation.

There are four scheduled talks looking at different aspects of the ecosystem including islands, fishing, climate change, alvars and the Coastal Conservation Action Plan.

Conservation Centre spokesperson Daniela Klicper says the goal of the Centre's work is to protect and restore the Lake Huron coastal environment and support a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Klicper says call it, "A chance to share these experiences across Lake Huron, learn a little bit from expert speakers and also hear an update on the coastal action plan for the southeastern shoreline."

The free 2nd annual event will take place March 21st at the old Southampton Town Hall on High Street from 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Talks are as follows:

Cast Away: Lake Huron's Islands with Sean Liipere From Bruce Peninsula National Park

Winds of Change: Indigenous Fishers and Climate Change with Natasha Akiwenzie, Bagida-waad Alliance  

Alvars of the Bruce Peninsula with Frank Burrows from the Town of Saugeen Shores

Step Into Action: Coastal Conservation with Daniela Klicper from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Klicper says there will be an update on the Coastal Action Plan which, when finihsed, will address the Lake Huron shoreline from Sarnia to Tobermory.

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