NALT prepares for AGM

The business of land protection and stewardship will be front and centre as Nanaimo and Area Land Trust holds its 15th annual general meeting Feb. 3.

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend the meeting in Activity Room No. 1 at Bowen Park Recreation Centre. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with displays and refreshments.

A brief business meeting will commence at 5 p.m., followed by the election of the board of directors.

Guest speaker for the evening is Briony Penn, an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in the school of environmental studies, geography department and restoration of natural systems program.

A naturalist, environmentalist, map-maker, artist, educator, geographer and author, Penn will discuss the role of conservation offsets to assist local communities and land trusts in protecting forests as a strategy for climate change.

For more information on the AGM, please call NALT at 250-714-1990, e-mail or go to

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