Canadian Rivers conference

Lynn E Noel Lynn.E.Noel at
Wed Apr 20 21:20:51 EST 1994


RCanadaUs River HeritageS Conference Celebrates SystemUs Tenth
A national conference will celebrate CanadaUs rivers this October.
Trent University, QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment and the
Canadian Canoe Museum will sponsor a three-day event on October 27-30,
1994 on the Trent campus in Peterborough, Ontario to mark the tenth
anniversary of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. This
provincial/Federal/territorial co-operative program protects and
commemorates the natural and cultural heritage and recreational value
of CanadaUs rivers. Founded in 1984, the System includes to date over
4,500 kilometers of twenty-seven rivers in every province and
territory, and is adding new rivers each year. Public participation is
key to the future of the System, which includes rivers on private lands
like the Grand, the Jacques Cartier and the Saint Croix as well as in
parks and protected areas such as the South Nahanni, the Yukon, the
Thelon, the Clearwater and the Boundary Waters. Conference aims are:  

%	 To celebrate the values of CanadaUs river heritage and to recognize
the tenth anniversary of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System; 

%	 To describe and evaluate the progress made in protecting, using and
interpreting CanadaUs Heritage Rivers in the SystemUs first decade; 

%	 To consider the future of CanadaUs river heritage; and 

%	To promote national awareness of and greater public participation in
the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. 

Speakers from academia, government, industry, recreation and
nongovernmental organizations will present both scholarly research and
participatory workshops, and conference proceedings will be published
as a final report. Sessions will include concurrent tracks on POLICY,
ADVENTURE and STEWARDSHIP, and plenary sessions on the BACKGROUND,
CURRENT ISSUES, and FUTURE of the CHRS and Canada's river heritage.
Special events open to the public will feature films and videos,
exhibits, arts and entertainment, and a special VoyageursU Banquet to
honor the symbol of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, the voyageur.

The conference particularly invites the participation of community
leaders, nongovernmental organizations, First Nations, Francophones and
other multicultural groups as well as those instrumental in founding
and shaping the CHRS and other river stewardship programs. For more
information, please contact:

CanadaUs River Heritage Conference
Frost Centre for Canadian Heritage and Development Studies
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 CANADA
TEL: 705-748-1750 	FAX: 705-748-1801

For community outreach and conference program, please also contact:
Lynn E. Noel, QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment
Institute on Canada and the United States, 6193 Murdough Center
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 USA 	TEL: 603-646-1454	FAX:
lynn.e.noel at


"The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human
heart."  Tanaka Shozo

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