The Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project promotes greater public knowledge and appreciation of the geology and related landscapes in and around Canada's National Capital Region.
The goals of the geoheritage project are:
- PRESERVATION of world-class geoheritage sites, by minimizing the loss of irreplaceable geological and surface landform features of the Ottawa-Gatineau region through insightful land-use planning
- PROTECTION of geoheritage sites by strengthening and enforcing applicable laws to help preserve significant records of Earth history
- PROMOTION OF PUBLIC AWARENESS through the production of informative signs, brochures and guidebooks for geoheritage sites
These objectives involve the stewardship of local natural features and education of people living in the region. Provision of greater geoheritage recognition will add another dimension to the interesting geohistory of the area for residents and tourists alike.
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