Lake Simcoe Coalition Board of Directors
Ms. Malcolmson’s work on Lake Simcoe began in 2001, when she created the award-winning Paddling Around Lake Simcoe education program. She later worked for Environmental Defence, managing “Campaign Lake Simcoe”, which spearheaded the successful campaign for the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008. Claire has been a Board member of the RLSC, on and off, since 2005. She has been a member of the provincial multi-stakeholder committee, the Lake Simcoe Coordinating Committee since its inception in 2010. Claire has a Masters degree in Integrated Watershed Management, with a focus on the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and the Growth Plan.
Claire is a descendent of Sir Edmund Walker, who left environmentally significant lands for his descendants at DeGrassi Point, Innisfil, at Lake Simcoe. Six generations later, her extended family cares for their land and the lake; it is this legacy of stewardship that inspires Claire. She lives there now with her family.
has dedicated her life to the safekeeping of our waterways. She is a Water Walker and water advocate, a mother of two and grandmother of two, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, and a woman who has walked around Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching carrying a copper kettle full of water. Accompanied by other walkers, Becky made the journey in 2014 to raise money for the health of the lakes, praying and giving thanks for the life-giving properties of the water that is in them. Becky is a creative connector, idea-generator, and a brilliant story teller.
was introduced to Lake Simcoe through sailing its sparkling waters, and became passionate about preserving the beauty of the area and the quality of the water. She is the founding publisher of Lake Simcoe Living Magazine, which celebrates life at Lake Simcoe with professional editorial and photography about the people, activities and environment across the Lake Simcoe Watershed. The magazine marked its 10th anniversary in 2018. She is also President of the Lake Simcoe Association, a grassroots centre-point for Lake Simcoe People to communicate news and concerns about the Lake Simcoe area, chiefly with respect to the environment.
has been an active member of the Snake Island Residents’ Association and a supporter of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition for years. Doug was a RLSC Board member from 2009 – 2011 and has returned to help protect the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. Moe is a retired firefighter.
has spent all of her summers in Georgina and Oro enjoying and loving Lake Simcoe. Linda is an avid swimmer and bird watcher, who has turned her concern for the Lake into action, volunteering with: Campaign Lake Simcoe to establish the Lake Simcoe Protection Act and Plan; Save the North Gwillimbury Forest; and the Barillia Park Residents’ Association. Linda is a member of Barrie Naturalists’ Club, and was a member of the South Lake Simcoe Nature Club for 12 years. Linda brings a background in business, marketing, and a love of sharing great food to the work she does with the RLSC.