Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Welcome to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists . . .


MVFN is an active field naturalist club founded in 1988 to increase public interest, knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world. We are a registered charity committed to educating the public and to increasing understanding of the natural environment and the importance of conservation.

We offer many activities, from monthly natural history talks, nature walks, field trips, canoe/kayak outings, citizen science and opportunities to explore many fascinating aspects of our natural world.

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists club is run entirely by volunteers, from the Board of Directors, to leaders of outings, refreshment duty at lectures, audiovisual help, website posting, manual labour for habitat and trail creation projects.

Constitution and Bylaws – MVFN Constitution and By-laws
Charitable Registration # 88173 6417 RR0001


2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Patricia Enright
Vice President, Canoeing Kayaking: Stan Holloway
Past President Linda McCormick
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: John Blais
Program: Vacant
Finance Committee: Jim Atack
Environmental Education: Vacant
Conservation and Habitat Restoration: Nick DeBoer
Membership: Sylvia Miller
Natural Environment Protection: Tineke Kuiper
Director at Large: Cliff Bennett


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Annual Report 2018-19

President: Linda McCormick
Vice President: Patricia Enright
Past President & Publicity Coordinator: Brenda Boyd
Secretary: Louise Beckinsale
Treasurer: John Blais
Programs: Cliff Bennett
Birding Committee: Tim Pullen
Canoeing Kayaking: Stan Holloway
Finance Committee: Jim Atack
Environmental Education: Bob Smith
Conservation & Habitat: David Garcia
Membership: Sylvia Miller
Director at Large: Tineke Kuiper