Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists

As an organization, KWFN promotes the following objectives:
- to acquire and disseminate knowledge of natural history
- to protect and preserve wildlife
- to purchase and hold appropriate parcels of land for the advancement of conservation
- to support public interest in nature and its preservation by supporting the enactment of wise legislation
  and by other means that fall within the scope of the Corporation.
Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists came into existence in 1934.  "In response to a letter sent out by C. B. Price, Fred Montgomery, Frank Shantz, Gerry Knechtel and Roy Dickson, a group of ten people interested in the study of nature met at the [Kitchener] YMCA to discuss the formation of a nature club in Kitchener-Waterloo."  With a brief hiatus (1942-1946) due to the demands of the Second World War, the club has continued its lively, interesting and dedicated pursuit of  its objectives.  More detail regarding activities and accomplishments is available on the History page.
Meetings are held monthly from September to May, on the fourth Monday of the month with the exception of December when a special meeting is scheduled.  If the fourth Monday is a holiday, the meeting is rescheduled to the third or fifth Monday.  Our meetings are free and visitors are always welcome.  More Meetings information.
Outings are scheduled during most months of the year.  More Outings information.
KWFN is a registered charitable organization.  More Donations information.
Membership Fees
There is a membership fee schedule.  Membership fees and all donations are tax deductible.  More Membership information.
KWFN is affiliated with Ontario Nature (FON) and Nature Canada (Canadian Nature Federation).  Go to the LINKS Page and look under the heading Provincial/Federal Organizations/Sites for contact information.

Contact Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists

Mary Ann Vanden Elzen
317 Highland Road East
Kitchener, Ontario  N2M 3W6
Phone: (519) 669-1397

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