Allyssa Poulin

Director 2018–2022

I have successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Environmental Studies from Cape Breton University and I have a diploma in Natural Resources Environmental Technology from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Lunenburg Campus. 

I am very passionate about the environment and helping others discover the beauty of wild places through the practice of stewardship. I love to share fun facts about the outdoors with people close to me and teach them the importance of protecting and stewarding our environment. I love learning new things about any subject. You can most often find me hiking, swimming, camping, biking, sailing, or snorkelling (mostly in the warmer months).  

During the summer of 2016 and 2017 I worked with the St. Margaret’s 

Bay Stewardship association as a Summer Steward. Through the SMBSA organization I have worked with other organizations such as: Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization (WRWEO), St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association (SMBARTA), and the Safety Minded ATV Association. I have gained experience/knowledge in trail maintenance, engagement with trail users – including education on the importance of stewardship, data collection and recording, forest fire prevention, shoreline erosion mitigation, and invasive species control.

I am currently registered with ECO Canada as an Environmental Professional in Training (EPt), specializing in Natural Resource Management and Sustainability. I have successfully completed Project WILD and below zero certification with the Canadian Wildlife Federation. 

Additionally, I have volunteered with Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site helping to remove the invasive species known as Glossy Buckthorn, and survey count of White Birch for Mi’kmaq canoe builders. 

I have volunteered/attended the Old Forest Conservation Science Conference put on with the help of Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.  I have participated in the Growing Green Festival by facilitating a learning session with Bluenose Coastal Action to help children learn about water pollution.