Long Point Causeway Improvement Project


Committee members

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project began in October 2006 when representatives of several local community groups, non-government organizations and provincial and federal agencies volunteered to serve on a Steering Committee to guide the project. As well, several individual citizens agreed to serve. These people set terms of reference for the project, retained the Ecoplans consulting firm to undertake the improvement study and continue to oversee the on-going development of this ambitious long-term project.

A Science subcommittee was also formed to advise the Steering Committee on scientific issues related to the project’s implementation.

Many of the people serving on these committees are well-known in the local community and/or bring considerable expertise to the table. To date, they have collectively committed hundreds of hours of volunteer time to this project.

ST = Steering Committee SC = Science Committee

Jim Abbey (ST)
Former Executive Director
Ruffed Grouse Society Canada

David Cameron (ST)
Long Point Ratepayers Association

Peter Carson (ST)
Norfolk Field Naturalists

Brian Craig (ST, SC)
Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

John Everett (ST)
Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Bill Cridland (ST)
Manager of Roads
Norfolk County

Paul Gagnon (ST, SC)
Manager, Water Resources
Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Cathy Giesbrecht (ST)
Supervisor, Environmental Unit, West Region
Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Scott D. Gillingwater (ST,SC)
Species At Risk Biologist,
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Paul Givens (ST)
Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Paula Jongerden (ST)
LPCIP Steering Committee

Jim Malcolm (ST)
Long Point Waterfowlers Association (LPWA)

Jon McCracken (ST, SC)
Director of National Programs,
Bird Studies Canada

Kurt Oldenburg (ST, SC)
Fisheries Ecology Supervisor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Lake Erie Management Unit

Dave Reid (ST, SC)
Former Coordinator
Norfolk Land Stewardship Council

Crystal Robertson
Wildlife Biologist
Toronto Zoo

Shirley Rothery (ST)
Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Dr. Dave Ankney (deceased)
Professor Emeritus of Biology,
University of Western Ontario

Robert Scott (deceased)
Citizen member

Contract Staff

Rick Levick
Project Coordinator
Long Point Causeway Improvement Project