The staff of Friends of Second Marsh is responsible for carrying out projects, programs and activities. They also oversee administration, financial management, and the organization of special events.
Meet the current staff of Friends of Second Marsh:
Wioletta Walancik, Administrative and Programs Director
Wioletta Walancik is the Administrative and Programs Director with Friends of Second Marsh. She has worked for this organization for over 20 years. Her title has changed over the years and her responsibilities have increased but her core role remains the same – educating the public about Oshawa Second Marsh and sharing her love of nature with them.
Prior to Friends of Second Marsh, Wioletta worked for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Black Creek Conservation Project in Toronto. Wioletta obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from McMaster University and her Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.
Karen Arbour, Outreach and Planning Associate
Karen has an educational background in parks and forest recreation and website design, as well as over 15 years of work in the environmental and outdoor education field with Central Lake Ontario Conservation. She has traveled throughout Ontario visiting all accessible Provincial Parks, conservation areas, and wildlife reserves, to become better associated with it’s natural areas.