South Peel Naturalists’ Club has over 100 active members from Mississauga, Oakville, and surrounding communities. Through our various activities and publications, we provide an opportunity for members to enjoy nature, to expand their knowledge, and to share experiences with other members. Through the Club ’s special interest groups, members learn about specific subjects of interest to them, or become involved in local conservation issues.

We are a member club of Ontario Nature and an affliate of Nature Canada.

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In June 1952, fifteen enthusiastic naturalists attended the first meeting of the South Peel Naturalists’ Club, which was held at the Port Credit home of Lucie McDougall. The group formed a overall vision for what they wanted to achieve. That vision is summarized in this statement, published in a 1962 club newsletter …

“We have an established place among those who feel strongly that the natural resources of Ontario are worthy of respect and therefore, of preservation. This Club endeavours to do its part in ensuring that future generations may still have opportunity for contact with the earth and the things that live on it – that earth on which, in the last analysis, we all absolutely depend.”

Board of Directors

President Mark Cranford Ronald Corkum
Past President Don Morrison Lori Nero
Vice-President Alison Forde Donna Sheppard
Treasurer Joyce Lechasseur Elizabeth Szekeres
Secretary Audrey Oswald  


Audio-Visual Bill McIlveen
Christmas Bird Count: Coordinator Mark Cranford
Christmas Bird Count: Feeder Watch Judy Bridges
Facebook/Instagram Alison Forde
Great Canadian Birdathon  
Greeting Committee  
Halton Bluebird Club Joyce Lechasseur
Membership Wendy McDonald / Robin Walker
Municipal Planning: Halton  
Municipal Planning: Peel  
Newsletter: Editor Elizabeth Szekeres
Newsletter: Distribution Robin Walker
Ontario Nature Rep Ron Corkum
Programs: Indoor Don Morrison
Programs: Outdoor Jim Watt
Publicity Audrey Oswald
Red Bay Weekend Donna Sheppard, Joyce Lechasseur, and Audrey Oswald
Refreshments Lori Nero
Sales Table Audrey Oswald
Web Mail Audrey Oswald
Web Site Lisa Seiler

To reach any of our board members or volunteers, please use our contact form.