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

Representative of the South West Winged Wildlife Observation Society (SOFASO) on the Board of Directors (BD) of the Friends of the Lake Saint-François National Wildlife Area. He has been a member of the Friends’ Board of Directors since 1993. He is part of the Board of the ecological group Crivert and of the Haut-Saint-Laurent ZIP Committee.

He is self-employed as a consulting biologist in his company L’Oiseaulogue SENC. He characterizes habitats and sites for flora and fauna as well as wetlands. He participated in inventories in 1983, 1984 and 2006 on the Lake Saint-François National Wildlife Area (RNF LSF). He mapped out the various trails in the reserve and produced interpretation documents for various sites in the Suroit district, including the reserve. He has also participated and still participates in various awareness-raising activities on environmental issues in the region for over 35 years.

Serge Bourdon
Vice-President

Retired from his professional life as a craftsman-sculptor. The environment has always been of great concern to him. He sits as director of the Châteauguay Zone Watershed Conservation and Development Company (SCABRIC), sits on the Châteauguay River Rehabilitation Committee (CRRC). Without forgetting that he was director of the Friends of the Lac Saint-François National Wildlife Area (AMAPRE) from 1997 to 2010, he remains active on the board of directors of AMAPRE.

Amy Stolecki
Treasurer and translation support

A high school teacher, Amy has lived in Dundee for 20 years. She is interested in several environmental issues, especially the protection of biodiversity. For several years, she has held a position on the board of directors of the Ambioterra group as well as that of the Friends of the wildlife reserve.

Erin O’hare
Secretary

Erin has been the Executive Director of the Haut-Saint-Laurent ZIP Committee since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography and a graduate certification in project management. She has worked in the field of water management for 10 years and sits on the board of directors of several organizations.

Marie Myre
Administrator and Representative of Dundee

Anne-Marie Leblanc
Representative of Saint-Anicet

I am a native of Saint-Anicet and I raised my children here. I still live in the same place, my father’s home.

I am a retired nurse and when the government asked for help, I went back to work for the immunization of vaccines which I still do.

Nathan Carrière
Administrator and representative of Tsiionhiakwatha/Droulers archaeological site interpretation center

Taylor Mitchell

Administrator and Representative of Mohawk Akwesasne Council

Yves Lalonde
Administrator

Ginette Caza

Administrator 

Municipal councillor of St-Anicet, retired real estate broker, she lives in St-Anicet on Lake St-François. She is part of several municipal committees. The environment is of great concern to her as well as the quality of life of the citizens of our region.

Karina LeClair
General director, employee

Team on site

Karina LeClair
General director

Receptionist in 2017 and administrative assistant in 2018 and 2019. From 2020 to 2021, coordinator, then she became general director in 2022. In 2021, training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis). In 2022, received her training and restricted maritime operator certificate.

Lynda Martel
Receptionist and administrative assistant

Receptionist since 2021. In 2022 she became an administrative assistant. Received in 2022, her training and restricted marine operator certificate.

Dylan Burrows
Liaison agent

Head Guide in 2018 and 2019. Liaison agent since May 2020. In 2017, training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Julia Nieuwenhof
Marketing and communications agent

Marketing and communications agent since 2022. Interpreter guide from 2017 to 2021. In 2018, training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Simon Thibert
Interpretive activity coordinator

Interpretive activity coordinator since 2022. Interpreter guide from 2019 to 2021. In 2019, level 1 training in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Shannan Caza
Interpreter Guide

Interpreter guide since 2020. In 2021, training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Mariève Hébert
Interpreter Guide

Interpreter guide since 2022. Training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Marc-Olivier Roy
Interpreter Guide

Interpreter guide since 2022. Training level 1 in calm water canoe and level 1 in sea kayaking, (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

Ellie Lafrenière
Interpreter guide

Interpreter guide since 2022

Rose Deschênes
Interpreter Guide

Interpreter guide since 2022

Daniel Lafleur
Service / Maintenance

Service / Maintenance since 2017. In 2020, received his (CNESST first aid certificate in the workplace: cardio-rescue / DEA / Anaphylaxis)

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