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VIU and Parksville sign accord on Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere

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The City of Parksville and Vancouver Island University are coming together to protect the Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve.

Mayor Chris Burger says there are only 2 UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserves in BC; and this one’s right on their doorstep

Burger says partnering with VIU will encourage research and understanding of the Reserve and, more importantly, help Parksville shape its future growth in a way that’s sustainable and respects the area’s unique biodiversity.

BC’s other UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is also on the Island; in Clayoquot Sound.

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