April 2019 General Meeting
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“The Bruce Trail Conservancy: Preserving a Ribbon of Wilderness, for Everyone, Forever”
Beth Gilhespy, CEO of The Bruce Trail Conservancy, will showcase the history and work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy against a backdrop of images and stories about the Niagara Escarpment. She will cover the origins of the Bruce Trail as a conservation initiative, the role of the Bruce Trail Conservancy in Escarpment land protection, and take the audience on a virtual hike of the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory.
Beth Gilhespy has had a passion for the outdoors since childhood. An avid hiker and amateur geologist, Beth became a volunteer on the Bruce Trail Conservancy Environment Committee in 1993, eventually joining the Board of Directors in 2002. In July 2004 Beth moved into the senior staff position as Executive Director (now CEO) of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. She supervises a staff of 17 and has overseen the permanent protection of over 6,500 acres of Niagara Escarpment land, worth $22 million. Beth holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Guelph.