In 2018, the Latornell Conservation Symposium is celebrating 25 years of great symposiums! The first co-hosted event between Conservation Ontario and the University of Guelph was held in Guelph on November 22 and 23, 1994. The theme was “Resource Management Through Partnerships” and the focus of the program was on ‘sharing, updating and motivating – leading to new perspectives on thinking, managing and communicating’.
Things have changed quite a bit since then – we have grown in delegates, partners and sponsors, and the program has expanded significantly. In addition,
over 50,000 trees have been planted in the Nottawasaga Valley watershed in partnership with Forests Ontario, the Nottawasaga Inn Foundation, the Symposium, and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
Over the next few months, we are going to explore some of our past accomplishments and share them with you in our newsletters and social media.
After all these years, the Latornell Conservation Symposium continues to build a ‘conservation community’, inspiring new collaborations, projects and friendships. To see evidence of that, we are going to kick things off with a blog written by former Student Moderator Sarah Minnes from Newfoundland, who found numerous benefits from attending Latornell including new partnerships, learning, and feeling welcomed.