Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley
Mississippi River at Pakenham

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists invite you to become a member for 2017-18 to . . .

  • Participate in our canoe/kayaking program, nature walks, nature watches and monitoring efforts
  • Enjoy monthly natural history talks/presentations January-April & September-November in Almonte
  • Support our conservation initiatives and environmental education program
  • Join a committee or MVFN’s Board of Directors as a volunteer for nature

To join or renew your membership follow the link below to print out your membership form, then it mail with your dues to MVFN or bring to the next MVFN event. If you have questions about your Membership status or other questions, please contact Membership Chair Sylvia Miller or Membership Committee member Elizabeth Veninga at

Click here for current membership form

Current membership rates are $35 family; $25 individual; $20 seniors (65+); students $10.

New and returning members:  Our membership year is April 1st to March 31st, however if you are a new member joining between January and March your membership will go to the following March. Current members should confirm that membership is up to date when participating in outings. Contact Membership Chair, Sylvia Miller at

COMPLETED MEMBERSHIP FORMS: Completed application forms and membership dues may be mailed to MVFN, P.O. Box 1617,  Almonte, Ontario  K0A 1A0. Completed membership forms and dues may also be submitted to an MVFN Board member or handed in at one of our monthly natural history talks which take place in Almonte in January, February, March, April and September, October and November. See our calendar for details.

NOTE TO NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS: Volunteers are behind all of MVFN’s activities and accomplishments. There is a role for everyone—large or small, tasks to suit all. If you would like to help out, please contact an MVFN board or committee member about current projects. Your involvement is of great value to the club! For example, you might share natural history knowledge by leading an outing, or write a short article describing an MVFN outing or lecture. Help is also needed during lecture season with lecture AV equipment, assisting with set-up, refreshments etc. and at special events such as Kintail Country Christmas and our annual Spring Gathering.

Look for specific volunteer opportunities posted under About: Volunteer. Opportunities to participate in citizen science projects also arise and will be posted here on the website under PROTECT. In many cases when volunteer opportunities arise a notice about it will go out to you on the MVFN members e-mail network.

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MVFN natural history talks:  7:30 pm on third Thursdays of Jan, Feb, March, April,  Sept, Oct, and Nov at Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St. Almonte ON. All welcome! Non-members $5. 

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