Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Heritage tourism development in California

Historic fruit crate label from the Sacramentao San Joaquin Delta
Visiting scholar Alex Westhoff has been in Maun for the past two weeks talking to people about tourism in the Okavango Delta. Alex works for the Delta Protection Commission near Sacramento, California, and is engaged in developing a plan to designate the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta as a National Heritage Area, highlighting local natural, agricultural and cultural legacy resources. His stop in Maun included making a presentation about this work to HOORC's researchers. He now moves to to visit the Ebro River Delta in Spain, the Danube Delta in Romania and the Nile Delta in Egypt, courtesy of the Scott Travelling Fellowship from the University of California Berkeley Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. You can follow Alex's tour through his web log.

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