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OWA Board of Directors

President: Paul Robertson

Vice-President: Art Shannon

Executive Committee: Kerry Coleman, Dave Ferguson, Paul Robertson, Art Shannon, and Don Willis

Directors: Craig Appleyard, David Braet, Paul Butler, Ron Casier, Neil Dunning, Stuart Giles, Dorothy Hamilton, Elizabeth Heale, Terry Hoover, Fred Huszarik, Katalijn MacAfee, Bob Mingie, Brian Paradoski, Dan Romanoski, Shawn Saulnier, Dave Sexsmith, Lorne Smith and Don Willis

Past President: David Sexsmith

Audit Committee: Dorothy Hamilton and Tom Adamchick

Nomination Committee: Paul Robertson, Dan Romanoski and Rick Wilkins

Please consider adding your voice to the OWA provincial Board of Directors. Help us meet the challenges of a growing organization - woodlot owners acting for fellow woodlot owners. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a Director, please contact a member of your Nomination Committee. For further information, contact Eric Thompson at the OWA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Alan Wells, York/Durham Chapter
    Alan Wells, York/Durham Chapter

    I planted my first tree as a Junior Forest Ranger in the summer of 1957, at Windy Lake Provincial Park. Sixty years later I am still planting trees. I have planted as a volunteer for the Watershed Committee in Uxbridge and as Chair, Rouge Park Alliance, and for other volunteer groups. With my wife, Anne, and our family we have planted at least 12,000 trees over 40 years on our 27-acre property in Uxbridge. Our home property had a five-acre mixed hardwood bush when we moved in back in 1975, and we have gradually turned 20 additional acres of hayfields into a forest that has a conservation easement and MFTIP.

    We have a hobby maple sugar operation of 100 taps and harvest our own Christmas trees. Our forest plan includes a meadow for our feathered friends, including bluebirds and bobolinks.

    I have learned a great deal since joining the OWA, through workshops and literature, but mainly from talking and working with fellow members.

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