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Erinn Lawrie

Executive Director


Erinn joined the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation as Coastal Stewardship Coordinator in 2015, implementing the Centre's stewardship and restoration programs along the Canadian shoreline of Lake Huron. She took over the role of Executive Director in 2017.


Erinn currently serves as Chair of the Town of Goderich Environmental Action Committee, and as a Board member for the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, Hike Ontario, and the Maitland Trail Association. She is a member of the Huron County Water Protection Steering Committee, and the Lower Maitland Stewardship Group as well.


Erinn Lawrie is a graduate of the Ecosystem Management Technology advanced diploma program at Fleming College. Her background in water management and stewardship includes her employment with multiple Conservation Authorities and the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies.


In her free time Erinn enjoys hiking, running, stand-up paddleboarding, cycling, camping, travelling, cooking, and reading.

Daniela Klicper, M.W.S, B.Sc.

Coastal Stewardship Coordinator


Daniela most recently completed her Master’s degree in Water Security from the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied wetland drainage and its impacts on nutrient loading into surface water. She also holds a Bachelor of Honors in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University.

Her environmental career began with shoreline lake assessments within the Haliburton County while engaging waterfront property owners and providing shoreline health education. In Northwestern Ontario and the Treaty No. 3 Area, Daniela gained experience working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and later Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong- a First Nation led organization. There she fostered relationships related to natural resources management and environmental stewardship activities. 

Daniela’s environmental passion translates into a lifestyle driven by being out on the water and land. In her spare time, she enjoys angling, cycling, and paddling amongst others, while also enjoying the arts and culture scene.

Alyssa Bourassa, B.A

Coastal Stewardship Technician 


Alyssa recently earned her undergraduate degree in environmental science and sustainability from Dalhousie University. It was her passion for water and the environment that brought her to Nova Scotia where she spent time enjoying and learning about the Atlantic coastal environment. There she was an intern at World Wildlife Fund and worked with Halifax based environmental organizations on multiple school projects.


While Alyssa was in high school, she completed a co-op at the Coastal Centre and she is very excited to be back working in her hometown of Goderich on beautiful Lake Huron. 

Patrick Donnelly, M.Sc., RPP
Coastal Science and Stewardship Advisor


As the co-founder of the Coastal Centre, Pat has worked in water management and coastal zone stewardship for over 35 years. This has included experience in provincial, municipal, conservation authority and private consulting as well as working in both riverine and Great Lakes ecosystems. He currently serves as the Watershed Program Manager for the City of London.


His experience as a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner with a Masters of Science Degree provides a wide range of tools and knowledge to the benefit of the shoreline projects and community initiatives. His skill in communicating complex issues and principles to a wide audience including cottagers, urbanites, government officials, council members and interest groups has successfully steered many projects. He has a keen interest in climate change adaptation and assisting municipalities through the transition that is required.