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 Constitution and Bylaws – MVFN Constitution and By-laws

MVFN Charitable Registration # 88173 6417 RR0001


2019-2020 Board of Directors

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

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Annual Report 2018-19

2019 AGM – Draft Minutes

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