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Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

Arial view of Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve - people and nature living in balance.

The eastern shore of Georgian Bay was designated by UNESCO in 2004 as a globally special place. As the world's largest fresh water archipelago, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve stretches 200 kilometres from the Severn River to the French River delta. The region takes pride in this designation and delivers valuable information to ensure proper stewardship of the region's precious natural resources.

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is a non-profit organization that builds networks, facilitates dialogue and coordinates programs with other partners to move the yardsticks of sustainability. The GBBR provides a platform for working together to protect a healthy environment, create vibrant communities and build a healthy economy for future generations.

Programming focuses on stewardship, education, species at risk, outreach and community engagement, environmental reporting, public workshops and conferences. Most recently, the GBBR has worked in partnership with the Township of Seguin to educate staff and help conserve at-risk species in the region.

To learn more, visit the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve at their office location located in the West Parry Sound District Museum on Tower Hill.

Biosphere Reserve