Benefits of Membership
MVFN is your passport to nature in the Mississippi Valley and Lanark County. Members enjoy a robust and diverse program of guided nature outings, informative lectures, stewardship & citizen science opportunities.
Explore New Places And Discover New Species
MVFN has been organizing guided outings for 30 years. Knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy sharing their passion for nature lead canoe/kayak trips, early morning birding and field trips in the local area. MFVN produces guides to good birding and canoeing/kayaking locations in the region for those who explore on their own schedule.
Learn From The Experts
From September to May, MVFN hosts seasonally themed nature talks on the third Thursday of the month by noted experts, exploring everything from nature in the region to global environmental issues. Talks are held at the Almonte United Church on Elgin Street. Recent topics have included: lichens, wasps, Phragmites, and glaciation in the Ottawa Valley.
Get Your Hands Dirty
MVFN has engaged in environmental stewardship & citizen science. From the Lanark County Checklist of Birds, to our school Monarch Butterfly program, to our development of bird observation stations at the Almonte Lagoons, MVFN supports local conservation projects.
Make It A Family Affair
Our Young Naturalist is a fun program designed for kids aged 6 to 11 with a keen interest in and curiosity about the natural world around them! The program aims to develop and expand the interests of the children in the natural world with the hopes that they may grow to be lifelong naturalists and citizen scientists.
Make New Friends
MVFN is not just an association, it’s a community. A chat on the trail, some socializing at nature talks, connecting with the kids at a Young Naturalists outing, talking and singing together around a campfire at Canoe Camp or sharing some sighting at a Nature Talk. MVFN gives you the opportunity to experience and enjoy nature with other nature lovers.
Membership rates: $35 family; $25 individual; $20 seniors (65+); students $10.
For more information, contact Membership Chair, Sylvia Miller at .