Friday, 11 October 2013

Kimmo Evans ‘Fifty Years of the AONB’

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of high scenic quality which has statutory protection in order to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of its landscape.

There are only just over 30 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, and here in East Devon we are lucky to be living in one of them.

Fairlynch Museum and the Otter Valley Association have teamed up to present a talk by Kimmo Evans, Community Development Officer at East Devon AONB.  

With a degree in Marine Biology, Kimmo Evans has gained most of his experience in the conservation sector - both marine and land-based. He has worked on traditional aspects of protected landscape work such as events planning, conservation tasks and media work. But he has also been involved in more innovative interpretation work linked to mobile phone technology, working with local businesses and community based renewable energy projects. He is now also Board Director on the Heart of Devon Area Tourism Partnership.

The talk will give an insight into the challenges of conserving and enhancing areas such as our corner of East Devon, faced with the pressures of 21st century urban expansion.

‘Fifty Years of the AONB’ will run from 2.00 to 4.00 pm in the Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton on Monday 4 November 2013.

Click on  to learn more about the East Devon AONB.


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