The 2017-2018 NANPS Board of Directors

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Honorary Patron: Sir David Attenborough CBE, FRS

Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for 60 years.

www.davidattenborough.co.uk

Honorary Directors:

Margaret Atwood   www.margaretatwood.ca

Robert Bateman OC, OBC   www.batemancentre.org

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson PC, CC, CMM, CD   www.adrienneclarkson.com

Dr. Adrian Forysth    www.bluemoonfund.org

Glen Loates    www.glenloates.com

Freeman Patterson    www.freemanpatterson.com

Dr. Douglas Tallamy www.bringingnaturehome.net

 

 

NANPS Board Member Profiles 2017 (in alphabetical order):

Jason Bernardon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Colleen Cirillo  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colleen

Colleen Cirillo has spent many years in the world of nature interpretation and protection, including over a decade at the Toronto and Region Conservation and 2 1/2 years at Ontario Nature. In October 2015, she took over as director of education at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Colleen is an avid native plant gardener who has maxed out her tiny downtown yard and bullied her way into neighbours' yards. She has a special place in her heart for under-appreciated native shrubs such as serviceberry and chokeberry which provide nourishment for bugs, birds and people.  

 

 Tyler Dore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary

 

Ralph Fernando This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer

 

Janice Keil  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Janice K

Janice is studying for a degree in horticultural therapy.

 

Arielle Kieran   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Arielle is a commercial real estate lawyer in downtown Toronto, but she hardly seems like the corporate type. Arielle believes that urban intensification presents new opportunities for conservation, and hopes to use her passion for development to promote environmental education. Arielle is optimistic that as vertical communities become more prevalent, spaces will be created for common gardening, and she also encourages developers to consider the economic benefits of using native plants in their projects.

 

Alice Kong

Plant sale coordinator

 

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Adam Mohamed  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adam Mohamed

Vice-President and Social Media Coordinator
Adam currently works for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and is involved in ecological engineering and stream restoration projects.  His background is in ecological restoration and horticulture.  Adam has always been interested in the preservation of native plants and the elimination of invasive plants.

 

Harold Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harold NANPS

Conservation Committee Chair
Harold is a long-standing NANPS board member and participates in the Conservation Committee which is developing an updated management plan for our conservation properties; Shining Tree Woods and Zinkan Island Cove. Harold Smith is a retired architect and earned an MBA. He also plays violin and is a North York Concert Orchestra board member.

  Cass Stabler

Support Staff: 

Danielle Tassie Communications Coordinator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Irene Fedun  Blazing Star Newsletter Editor  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g

Irene lives in the tiny hamlet of Massie near Owen Sound, Ontario where she edits and writes funding proposals for environmental organizations. She has a garden that blends pollinator-friendly native plantings with beloved cultivars.   She frequently travels to northern Ontario to help with her partner's kayaking adventure company and lodge on Lake Superior. 

Janet Harrison  The Local Scoop eNewsletter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solidago harrisoniana var. janet sprouted in the wilds of northern Ontario, was transplanted to Sydney, Australia before being uprooted back to Toronto. She founded The Local Scoop with Charles Iscove in 2008. Janet is a perennial fixture in the teaching labs of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology at the University of Toronto where she stewards ZooWoods. She also writes for the blog: Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, doodles political comics and is an amateur Seussologist.

NANPS Committees:  Please see Volunteer section for complete descriptions.  Click on the Committee name to contact the Committee Chair.

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Monarch on Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
Photo:  James Dale

 

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