Who Are We?
Lambton County’s Leading Naturalist Organization
Actively protecting nature in Lambton County for over 50 years.
Lambton Wildlife Inc. is non-profit, volunteer, naturalist organization that was founded in 1966. We are a registered charity that is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. We are particularly concerned with the natural history of the county and the establishment and care of conservation areas and wildlife sanctuaries in the area.
Please see the Our Board of Directors page for info about our team.
Expert Guest Speakers
Leaders from diverse specialties are invited to present educational, scientific or artistic material at our monthly presentations. Past experts have come from universities, conservation and governmental organizations, as well as from our own membership.
Expert Led Field Naturalist Events
Experience some of the most unique and ecologically significant habitats in Carolinian Canada, right here in Lambton County. Outdoor activities include biking, birding, hiking, paddling and camping. There are opportunities to be involved in surveys, inventories and restoration projects to protect our natural heritage.
Young Naturalist Program
Adapted for 6-12-year-olds, this group has fun exploring local wild spaces while building a scientific understanding of the world.
The Lambton Wildlife Inc. Environmental Bursary is awarded to a student that has demonstrated need, and is pursuing post – secondary education in environmental care or a related field (such as Science). Application forms and requirements can be found at a Lambton-Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Student Services office.
LWI 2022 Meritorious Service Award
Presented to Roberta Buchanan
For her significant volunteer stewardship of the local environment and contributions to Lambton Wildlife operations and activities.
Roberta is a long-time Lambton Wildlife volunteer who gets things done!
One of Roberta’s earliest connections with Lambton Wildlife was through her fundraising efforts in the early 1990s. Under Roberta’s direction, Northern High school held an annual Envirobash with the proceeds of the environmental games and activities going to Lambton Wildlife. Roberta continued her involvement with the club over the years, but increased her activities in 2013 when she took over as Property Manager of the Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. With her direction and labour, invasive species such as buckthorn have been removed and native trees and prairie plant have been added. The trail has been improved extensively. The “stepping stone logs” in wet areas and all the interpretive signage are Roberta’s addition. Lambton Wildlife members and many other visitors enjoy the results of her efforts during spring wildflower walks and other outings at Mandaumin Woods.
Roberta was the key organizer for Lambton Wildlife’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2016 and has volunteered on the board of directors. She chaired the Habitat Fund committee for several years and this past year, she spearheaded the Fundraising Committee. Roberta is frequently a member of the Indoor and Outdoor planning committees. Roberta has been instrumental in the creation of the website content and blog postings and several video productions on YouTube have featured Roberta. Upon the creation of the Sydenham River Nature Reserve, Roberta became a committed steward of that property, conducting snake monitoring and other stewardship activities, on a regular basis. Roberta typically logs between 750 and 1000 km each year on Lambton Wildlife’s stewardship activities.
Roberta’s volunteer activity has been an inspiration for all and we are grateful for her dedication to the natural world. We have all benefited from her ability to problem solve and “get things done.”
LWI 2022 Environmental Award
Presented to Lynn Tremain
For her work to educate the public about plastics in the environment and for her significant cleanup efforts.
What started as a month-long beach cleanup pledge in April 2021 has become a year of education and activism. Lynn Tremain has since cleaned almost 15 km of beach, collected nearly 700 mylar balloons (and countless other items), and started an Instagram account (@grancleansthebeach) to document and share her findings. She has been promoting the current e-3730 petition in Canada’s House of Commons to ban the release of balloons in Canada, and she has been interviewed on CBC radio. We are pleased to recognize Lynn’s advocacy work and the time she has spent keeping Lambton’s beaches and waters healthy with Lambton Wildlife’s Environmental Award.