Download the LWI AGM Report – April 26, 2021
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Mary Martin

Mary is a retired educator with an interest in nature. Volunteering with Lambton Wildlife has been a terrific way to meet people interested in our natural heritage and an opportunity to gain knowledge in a wide range of nature-related topics.

Tanya Berkers
Past President

Tanya was fortunate to grow up in Lambton and appreciates all of the county's incredible green spaces. She has a Masters degree in Ecology and has been working at Pinery Provincial Park since 2010 as the Resource Management Group Leader. She loves hiking, travelling to see the best of Ontario with her husband and dog Penny, and talking to others about Lambton's amazing natural heritage.

Craig Potter
Máirín Ring
Máirín recently retired from Canadian Coast Guard. She grew up in Ireland where she took part in many outdoor activities – swimming, cycling and hiking. She continued this love of the outdoors in Ontario which has a different but also beautiful landscape – with additional free time, she is keen to learn more about elements of the local natural environment and hopes to contribute to the Lambton Wildlife organization and community.
Richard Maxfield
Board Member

Richard is a graduate of Western University BA and Northern Michigan University MA majoring in history. His commitment to nature and his service to Lambton Wildlife were recognized in 2018 when he received LWI’s Meritorious Service Award for his contributions. He previously served several terms as LWI Director and has also served three terms as LWI President. At present, he is the club’s Membership Secretary. Richard retired from the Suncor Energy’s Sarnia refinery. Besides his efforts on behalf of nature and LWI, he enjoys travelling with his wife Janice to experience the cultures and the natural wonders of the world.

Sharon Nethercott
Board Member
Sharon is a retired Outdoor Educator who is easily distracted by nature. During her youth, family activities and Girl Guides helped to develop her love of the outdoors. Along with her husband Deryl, much of her free time is spent outside looking for birds, butterflies and all types of flora and fauna. She has been a member of Lambton Wildlife for many years and in her recent retirement, has taken on a more active role including Editor of Earthways and Chairing the Outdoor Events Committee.
Wanda Brown-Maxfield
Board Member
Wanda received her BA in psychology (1987) and her Honours BSW (2017) from Western University, London ON. Growing up, she was fortunate to experience nature from a canoe in the back country of Algonquin Park and during summer stays at the cottage. She is relatively new to LWI but has learned a lot from LWI’s indoor and outdoor presentations; mussels, Chimney Swifts, bird walks and fungi forays are just a few examples. Wanda’s interests include birding, canoeing, camping and protecting natural areas. She aspires to help remove barriers for people with disabilities to the natural environments around them. Wanda sought to join LWI’s board to increase her involvement and to give back to an organization that has done remarkable work in preserving and conserving the natural environment in Lambton County.
James Holdsworth
Board Member
Lifelong birder and naturalist, with a special interest in dragonflies, butterflies and herptiles, James has spend the past three decades as a consulting biologist engaged in breeding bird surveys and species-at-risk evaluations throughout North America. A recent move to north Lambton reignited a sense of discovery and possibility and has inspired James to make an effort to protect the many vulnerable, unique habitats present in Lambton Shores. James feels my involvement with the LWI board is a way to further those efforts by working with the strong network of talented people within Lambton Wildlife.
Dale Buchner
Board Member
Dale was born and raised in Sarnia and worked in local industry for a number of years before moving to Ohio, where he completed his career as a laboratory manager. While living in Ohio he gained a passion for nature photography with a focus on birding and butterflies. During his time in Ohio Dale was also a Toledo area Nature Conservancy volunteer on their numerous properties and also participated in the Toledo Naturalist Organization events. What originally started out as an interest in birding and butterflies grew to include Dragonflies, insects and all the other gifts of nature. The adventure continues in Lambton County.
Annie Goulden
Board Member
Annie Goulden is Lambton Wildlife's current Facebook administrator and a member of the Outdoor Committee. Annie has had previous involvement the Nominations Committee, Outdoor Committee, and Young Naturalists. Her hobbies include birding and native gardening with interests in bees, wasps, and butterflies. Annie participates in Christmas Bird Counts and Butterfly Counts.
Debbie DiBrita
Board Member
Janelle Nahmabin
Board Member
Matt Parsons
Board Member
Elise McDonald
Board Member
Sarah Sowinski
Board Member