7600, chemin de la Pointe-Fraser, Dundee, QC, J0S 1L0  450 264-5908

Les amis de la réserve nationale de faune du Lac-Saint-François

Our National reserve

In 1993, the Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality created a non-profit organization for the public to discover the treasures of the Lake Saint-François National Wildlife Area.

The Association des membres et amis pour la protection de la Réserve nationale de faune du Lac-Saint-François (AMAPRE), was born of this initiative. Pioneers inspired by the beauty of place such as Gisele Letourneau, John Albrecht, Félix Blackburn, Robert Poupard and Stéphan Landry gave birth to the organization.

The Association was incorporated on April 27, 1993. Since then, under a contract with the Canadian Wildlife Service, which involves several components (monitoring, maintenance, storage, reception, awareness and scientific activities) we assume the management of activities on the reserve.

Financing of the Amis de la réserve is partly provided with an annual grant from the Canadian Wildlife Service, and a combination of grants related to specific projects and the proceeds of our activities.

Board of directors

The administration of the Amis de la Réserve nationale de faune du Lac-Saint-François is managed by a board of directors consisting of seven volunteers from the region.

Denis Gervais
President

Serge Bourdon
Vice-President

Johanne Leduc
Treasurer and Representative of Saint-Anicet

Erin O’hare
Secretary

André Picard
Administrator

Amy Stolecki
Administrator

Karina LeClair
Coordinator, employee

Yves Lalonde
Administrator and Representative of Dundee

Holder of an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in the same field from the University of Montreal. During his graduate studies (2nd and 3rd cycle), he was a full-time lecturer for 4 years at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi.

He has devoted almost entirely of his active professional life to the field of local and regional political life. As a member of the Quebec National Assembly, he was responsible, for nearly 20 years, for the political office of the constituency of Beauharnois-Huntingdon. He was one of the main artisans of the creation of the Carrefour-Jeunesse emploi in the county of Huntingdon. Locally, he served as a counselor for the Municipality of the Township of Dundee from 1985 to 1992 and from 2008 to present.

In terms of his social involvement, he was the founding president of the Régie intermunicipale de la patinoire régionale de Huntingdon and a member of its board of directors for 7 years. He was also president of the Saint-Anicet chamber of commerce and a member of the board of directors for 5 years.

Resident of Dundee for over 40 years, he has always been a fiery defender of our wildlife reserve through his various occupations.

Curtis Lazore
Administrator and Representative of Mohawk Akwesasne Council

Member of the Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk Nation) at Akwesasne. Throughout his professional career he has assisted the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) with matters directly involving environmental and cultural resource protection. He currently sits on a number of committees, working groups and active boards that functions in and around the Aboriginal community. Currently employed with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as an Environmental Assessment Officer. In this capacity he identifies impacts that affect a wide array of biological species by using a cultural framework patterned after the Ohénten Kariwatékwen (The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address). In his spare time, he enjoys playing lacrosse, hunting, fishing, gathering and planting traditional foods for his family and community. Presently he has identified the importance that food systems play in contemporary Indigenous lifeways and strives to re-introduce the food system of the Akwesasne Mohawk back into the North American cultural fabric.

Team on site

Karina LeClair
Coordinator

Préposé à l’accueil en 2017 et adjointe administrative en 2018 et 2019, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

Dylan Burrows
Agente de liaison

Chef Guide en 2018 et 2019. En 2017, formation niveau 1 en canot eau calme et niveau 1 en kayak de mer, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

Julia Nieuwenhof
Guide-interprète

Guide-interprète depuis 2017. En 2018, formation niveau 1 en canot eau calme et niveau 1 en kayak de mer, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

Simon Thibert
Guide-interprète

Guide-interprète depuis 2019. En 2019, formation niveau 1 en canot eau calme et niveau 1 en kayak de mer, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

Shannan Caza
Guide-interprète

Guide-interprète depuis 2020, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

Samuel Girouard
Entretien/Maintenance

Entretien/Maintenance depuis 2020, (certificat secouriste en milieu de travail CNESST: cardio-secours / DEA / Anaphylaxie)

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