Membership Benefits

Members have the opportunity to do any or all of the following: 

 

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Attend outings and meetings that inform, educate and entertain

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Share and enjoy the world of nature with community, family and friends

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Enjoy outdoor activities while learning new things

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Support your favourite project with financial aid or by digging in and getting dirty

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Support ongoing preservation projects that matter to you and the community

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Share your nature-related hobbies with other enthusiasts

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Have an impact on the world we leave behind for others

 

 
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We are looking for interested individuals who share a love of preserving our environment and natural spaces.

We can offer fresh air, exercise, opportunity to adventure and learn, and the chance to help wildlife, nature and the environment

 

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There are many other ways to become an involved member. There are volunteer positions within our board of directors or sub-committees such as fund raising and special events.  Perhaps you would like to share your expertise about a natural science area or would be willing to lead a field trip to a natural area. We are involved in many species protection issues and you could be a vocal advocate or financial supporter. Whatever appeals to your interests, we would love to hear from you.

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Organization  
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Our Club

Sydenham Field Naturalists is the naturalists club of Chatham-Kent.

 

We are a registered, non-profit organization whose members aim to enjoy, as well as preserve wildlife and natural history, primarily in the Chatham-Kent area. 

The club is involved in a variety of projects including prairie restoration and conservation efforts to preserve significant natural areas in the region.

 

We also have an interesting array of guest speakers at meetings, a number of field trips led by knowledgeable club members to natural areas, an annual banquet with a special guest speaker and the awarding of a conservation award. Some members choose to participate in various flora and fauna surveys, native species planting, trail maintenance or volunteering at bingos.

Our club offers opportunity for its members to pursue a variety of interests in the natural world and we encourage you to become involved.

 

Our Objectives 

- Encourage and promote activities that would lead to the appreciation, preservation and conservation of our natural heritage

  • - Provide the opportunity for nature interested people to gather and share experiences together 
  • - Provide financial support to partner groups and our own club projects
  • - Promote and explore the natural areas of our local region
  • - Provide a reliable source of information regarding nature related topics
  • Our Structure 

The Board of Directors manages the activities, finances and operation of the Club for the mutual benefit of its members. An active and concerned board, backed by the support and participation of the membership is vital to the effective operation and continuation of the Club.

 

 As a group, we organize a wide variety of activities for our indoor and outdoor programs, support fund raising initiatives and direct such funds to support our own projects and those of approved preservation causes.

 

 

President

Dave Smith

Vice-President

Larry Cornelis

Past President

Denise Shephard

Secretary

Herman Giethoorn

Treasurer

Nancy Duchene

Program Chairperson

Tom Chatterton

Social Chairperson

Janet Fraser

Communications Chairperson

Barb Smith

Conservation Chairperson

Andreane Longpre

Ontario Nature Representative

Larry Cornelis

 

 

Join in and learn more about our unique natural environment.
Visitors, families and new members are always welcome.
 

 
 
 
 
Making a Difference  
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 Stone Road Alvar – Pelee Island

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Clear Creek Forest

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Tanager Tract

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Harwich Tract Prairie

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Sinclair Bush

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Wallaceburg Pawpaw Woods

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Sheldon Property

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Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods

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Prairie Demonstration Plot

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 Wallaceburg/Walpole Island Christmas Bird Count

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Klinard Wetland

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Highway 40 Prairie

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 Prairie Dock Prairie – Walpole Island

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MacDonald Park

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Bossu Wetlands

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Reid Conservation Area

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Bickford Oak Woods

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McGee Ninebark Site

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 Lambton Wildlife Inc – Insect inventory

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McKeough - trail maintenance and tree plantation

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Port Franks Forested Dunes

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Sombra Bluebird Trail

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Joany’s  Woods

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 Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

 
 
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