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 charitable organization (and member of the Ontario Nature Network) committed to increasing the knowledge and awareness of local species and their habitat, and of 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. Donations to MVFN and volunteer work coordinated by the organization, help to support a strong voice for the natural world in our region.

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists club is run entirely by volunteers, from the Board of Directors, to leaders of outings, refreshment and audiovisual duty at nature talks/presentations, vital communication on activities and projects, and labour for habitat and trail creation projects.

MVFN Charitable Registration # 88173 6417 RR0001


2021-2022 Board of Directors

President: Val Wilkinson- 
First Vice-President: George Yaremchuk – 
Second Vice-President: Eric Lay  –
Past President: Linda McCormick – 
Treasurer: John Blais 
Chair of Programs: Ron Williamson 
Chair of Finance: Vacant 
Chair of Publicity: Vacant
Chair of Environmental Education: Bob Smith 
Chair of Conservation and Habitat: Paul Frigon
Chair of Membership: Sylvia Miller 
Chair of Nature Protection: Tineke Kuiper 
Director at Large: Cliff Bennett 
Director at Large: Brenda Boyd