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Friends of the Old Ausable Channel 

The Friends of the Old Ausable Channel is a non-profit organization that was created to help preserve and support this unique and valuable natural habitat.

Volunteer Steering Committee

The committee is made up of local OAC neighborhood volunteers (Southcott Pines, Huron Woods, Beach o Pines, Wee Lake, Pinedale and Port Franks) as well as technical advisors from agencies such as the Pinery Provincial Park, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, University of Western Ontario, Municipality of Lambton Shores and the ABCA.

The committee helps in the writing of the management plan by reviewing the document and providing feedback. The committee meets monthly for discussion.

Volunteer Steering Committee Members

Former Pinery Advisor and Co-chair Tom Purdy
ABCA Advisor and Co-chair Tom Prout
ABCA Advisor Kari Killins
ABCA Advisor Julie Hicks
Pinery Provincial Park Advisor Alistair McKenzie
UWO Advisor Dr. Maun
UWO Advisor Johan Wiklund
DFO Advisor Shawn Staton
Mun.of Lambton Shores Partner Bill Weber
Pinery Provincial Park Partner John Swick
MNR, Former Pinery Partner Melody Cairns
Southcott Pines Neighborhood Rep Jim & Jacquelyn Southcott
Southcott Pines Neighborhood Rep Carl Belke
Beach O Pines Neighborhood Rep Jamie Colliver
Beach O Pines Neighborhood Rep Linus Kuntz
Pinedale Neighborhood Rep Phil Maguire
Wee Lake Neighborhood Rep Nancy Croucher
Huron Woods Neighborhood Rep Billy Crowe
Huron Woods Neighborhood Rep John Ball
Pt Franks A.East Neighborhood Rep Robbie & Margie Bloomfield
Pt Franks A.East Neighborhood Rep Nancy Stedman

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Thank you to the funding partners for the OAC Management Project

Grand Bend Community Foundation
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation
Gov of Canada's Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP)
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

and also ...
Numerous local groups and volunteers that have offered their in-kind time and services

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