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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

State of the Lake Team - 2011



Meet our state of the lake team from Fleming College (from L to R: Miriam Odermatt, Chris Surita, Taylor Boucock & Colleen Greig).

The team began its Leech Lake project on Saturday Oct 1st. They began with a benthic review (invertebrates/bugs that live at the bottom of the lake) and on Sunday they were our gathering water sample for a variety of tests.

The team will be back on the lake during the weekend of Oct. 15/16 and we can expect a project report from them around the end of the year.

Some information about our team:

Miriam Odermatt:

Home: Oshawa

Education:
Bachelor in Humanities (combination of Eng. Literature & History).
Ecological Restoration Plan Project Diploma - Team Leader.

Work:
Jane Goodall Institute Uganda - Environmental Club Leadership
Bulk Barn - Pickering

Chris Surita:

Home: London, Ontario.

Education:
Fish and Wildlife Diploma - Fleming
Currently in Ecosystem Management Technology

Work:
Natural Heritage Educator
Scout Leader
Stewardship Leader

Tracy Boucock:

Home: Fort Erie, Ontario

Education:
Two Years - Ecological Restoration Program
OBBN Certified

Work:
Study Biologist- Town of Ft. Erie Beaver Creek - Endangered Species Project
2010-11 Eco-Rez Team Coordinator Frost Campus Residence
Farm Manager Camp Counselor Riding Instructor

Colleen Grieg:

Home: Stouffville, Ontario

Education:
Degree in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Studies - University of Guelph

Work:
Volunteer at Earth Day Canada Office and as tree planter.
Teaching children in South Korea