Earth Week speaker to discuss restoration

The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society has announced a recent addition to the Earth Week events: a presentation by Ellen Simmons.

Throughout the week Summerland has been celebrating Earth Week hosting special events. The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society has announced a recent addition to the Earth Week events:  a presentation by Ellen Simmons.

Simmons works at the En’owkin Centre as an aboriginal forestry and indigenous knowledge specialist.

The title of her presentation is Ecosystem Restoration and Traditional Knowledge. Her presentation will describe how today’s ecologists are adopting approaches of First Nations’ traditional ecological knowledge.

She will provide as an example the ECOmmunity Place lands in Penticton.

This site is a 100-hectare site on the northwest side of Okanagan River. One of the goals of ECOmmunity Place is to preserve the cottonwood/water birch/dogwood riparian ecosystem, identified as one of the most endangered ecosystems in the province.

The presentation takes place at the basement of the Summerland Library on Saturday April 21 at 1 p.m. Admission is by donation.