Welcome to Fisheries Technician Intern Keith Nahwegahbow!
Keith, a member of Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN), earned his 3 year Environmental Technician/Technology diploma at Sir Sanford Fleming College. After Fleming, he went to Seneca College, where he received a degree in Environmental Site Remediation.
Keith has previously worked for the OMNR as a Stewardship Leader in which he led Junior Rangers; was involved with Manitoulin Streams restoring 1500m2 of habitat in Norton’s Creek; and phytoremediation with LandSaga Biogeographical – managing a tree farm and planting willow trees to stop chemicals from migrating in contaminated soils. Keith has also volunteered with Right to Play, a community engagement organization, as well as at events in his home community.
After having worked in an office for the past two years as the Community Consultant for WRFN, Keith’s love for fishing and a propensity for helping First Nation communities brought him to the A/OFRC. In his role as a Fisheries Technician Intern, Keith most looks forward to going to places he hasn’t been before and being a resource to First Nations so that they can build capacity within and address environmental issues. Keith’s first project experiences with the A/OFRC have taken him to Alderville First Nation and Mississauga #8 First Nation to study spawning Muskellunge and Lake Sturgeon.