SAM 2021 Annual General Meeting
Time & Location
About The Event
Hello SAM Members!
It is once again time for us to meet for our Annual General Meeting. While we had hoped to be able to hold this meeting in person, recent feedback from members indicated a clear preference towards a virtual meeting while the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. In response to that feedback, we will be hosting the meeting via Zoom on the morning of Friday, June 11, 2021.
What is a SAM meeting?
Our bi-annual business meetings are opportunities for representatives from our member municipalities, invited guests and our partner organizations to share conservation and stewardship success stories and challenges. The meetings are also a chance to network and partner with other SAM communities on your next Stewardship project! Attendance is highly encouraged.
SAM Meeting Background
You may not yet have become aware of THE STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES INC, otherwise affectionately known as “SAM”. SAM is an incorporated non-profit organization (1994) comprised of NL municipalities interested in wildlife habitat conservation.
SAM is part of the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV) whose mission is to conserve landscapes in Eastern Canada to sustain bird populations while providing ecological, social and economic benefits to society.
Your town became involved with SAM upon the signing of a Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement with the province. This agreement, as a tangible public step taken by your council, serves to proactively conserve habitat for wildlife, often wetlands for waterfowl and other birds, found within your municipal planning boundaries. Since taking that initial step many towns have become involved in restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat while educating and engaging residents in sustainable land use actions. Since 1989, 42 municipalities in NL have signed such agreements and incorporated them into their municipal planning documents and development regulations.
Who can attend a SAM meeting?
Invitations are emailed to SAM communities with an online registration form. Town councils appoint a representative to attend the meetings and they can be either:
A) A member of council
B) A member of staff or
C) A member of a council committee or interested town resident.
We look forward to seeing you on June 11th!