HISTORY OF THE ECOMUSEUM
|It all started in February 1997, when a small
group of citizens from the Burin Peninsula got together to discuss the
idea of an educational facility that looked at educating people on environmental
conservation. The Winterland Heritage Development Committee (WHDC)
formed with interest groups and started to form the EcoMuseum that would
protect seven square kilometres of wetland and boreal forest. Citizens
from the area became volunteers. Immediate support came from many
other services, and by May the idea had attracted people all over the province
who wanted to help.
On August 1, 1998, the EcoMuseum held it's grand opening that many people participated in. From that day on, many people and groups visit the museum to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
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