Lansdowne – The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN) is pleased to announce continued funding for our Amazing Places program through an Ontario Tourism Development Fund grant.
Working in partnership with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation, the Amazing Places project will continue to promote the natural, cultural and historical wonders of the region. Our goals for the coming year include regional workshops with tourism partners and signage to increase awareness of the region’s special sites.
“Leeds-Grenville is blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural areas to explore and FABN’s Amazing Places program is a great way to showcase them,” said Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. “I’m so pleased this funding through the Ontario Tourism Development Fund will allow the Biosphere to expand the program and encourage even more people to visit our region.”
The concept of naming Amazing Places began in 2010 with the Fundy Biosphere Reserve. The project was started in Ontario in 2014 and is now thriving in a total of five Canadian UNESCO biosphere reserves in New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia.
The project goal is to identify and promote significant natural sites for residents and visitors to explore in order to encourage better knowledge of ecological features and inspire a commitment to conservation. The continuation of FABN’s Amazing Places program, with its focus on the unique, beautiful, natural sites of this region, unites us with Canadian Biosphere Reserves from coast to coast.
This country has an abundance of natural beauty, but we sometimes forget to celebrate it, and with a concerted effort from participating biosphere reserves in Canada, we are renewing that public interest and appreciation for these beautiful places.
To learn more about the Amazing Places in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and across Ontario visit http://www.visitamazingplaces.ca and to learn more about the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network visit http://www.frontenacarchbiosphere.ca and @FrontenacArchBiosphere on Facebook.