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PATH Earth Day Rally held under rainy skies

Small crowd braves wet weather to support climate change action and biodiversity

Pelham Advocates for Trees and Habitat (PATH) held their second annual Earth Day Rally the afternoon of Saturday, April 22 at the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill. Wet weather did not deter a small crowd from showing up to support preservation of the natural environment.

PATH leaders Mike Jones, Graham Pett, and Dave Nicholson were in attendance, and the Strong Water Women, an Indigenous singing and drumming group, presented several songs. Speakers included Pelham Mayor Marvin Junkin; Liz Benneian, founder of the Biodiversity and Climate Action Collective; Joe Shawana, an Indigenous activist; Pelham Town Councillor Wayne Olson; and Pelham Regional Councillor and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority board member Diana Huson.

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A life-long Niagara resident, Don Rickers worked for 35 years in university and private school education. He segued into journalism in his retirement with the Voice of Pelham, and now PelhamToday
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