TIARA 2013 Annual Meeting announced

TIARA, the Thousand Islands Area Residents’ Association, will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:00 until noon. It will be at the Barbara Heck Hall at the Landon Bay Centre.

The highlight of the meeting will be a presentation by Emily Conger and Cameron Smith of the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative, better known as A2A. The A2A initaitve has long been connecting lands and people across the Algonquin to Adirondacks region, a critical link for biodiversity and resilience in eastern North America. The speakers will demonstrate how this is being accomplished, describe the benefits to the Thousand Islands region and offer a variety of opportunities for individual participation in their new wider mission for A2A.

Founded in 1975, TIARA is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserve and improve the character of the 1000 Islands region, with emphasis on the environment. The organization has accomplished this in a number of ways, particularly through the encouragement of good land-use planning taking a long-term view, and concern for the cumulative impact over time of decisions which affect the environment. It bases its aims on frequent public surveys of seasonal and permanent resident, on the islands and the mainland. For further information, please see www.tiara.on.ca.

The August 17 meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Media contact: Blu Mackintosh 613-659-2277.