Clear cutting in Wentworth will be one of the topics discussed at a public meeting on Feb. 10, 3 p.m., at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Submitted photo

The Wentworth Firemen’s Recreation Association is sponsoring a public meeting this weekend regarding concerns over impacts to local eco-tourism by potential industrial developments.

The meeting will run from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at the Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, in Wentworth.

Scheduled speakers include Joan Baxter, author of “The Mill – Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest”, on clear cutting; Gregor Wilson of Ski Wentworth on visions for sustainable four-season tourism; John Perkins of Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia on mining concerns; Karen Henderson of Folly Lake Wentworth Valley Environmental Preservation Society on wind power developments; and Raymond Plourde, wilderness coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre, on how the forestry could be managed and why.

Clear cutting, plans to install wind turbines, and mining operations are catalysts of community concern.