January 2018 Meeting – Sable Island Horses and Nature

Nature PEI is kicking off the New Year with its Annual General Meeting (AGM)  and a very special presentation on Sable Island Horses and Nature by Diane Griffin, Kathy Martin and Jackie Waddell. 

SableIsland-horses1[1]When many folks think of the Island, the presence of the horses is the first thing that comes to mind” notes Diane. But there is much more to discover there, and the trio will also talk about the birds, seals and plants that call Sable Island home. Beyond its fascinating natural history, this unique island has an interesting human history that will be touched upon in the presentation.  Diane points out that “Because of all the shipwrecks prior to modern navigation, Sable Island was called the Graveyard of the Atlantic”.  The current protection of the Island as a National Park Reserve will also be discussed.

Diane Griffin represents PEI in the Senate of Canada. Diane has previously held positions as PEI Deputy Minister of Environment and Executive Director of The Island Nature Trust.

Dr. Kathy Martin is a professor in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia and a senior scientist with Environment Canada, specializing in ornithology.

Jackie Waddell is a former Executive Director of The Island Nature Trust. She is a horse owner and enjoys birdwatching.

 Reserve January 9 at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House in Charlottetown for Nature PEI’s AGM and to meet Diane, Kathy and Jackie and learn more about the fascinating and unique Sable Island. All are welcome

About Nature PEI

Nature PEI is the Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island.
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