Board of Directors

Since 1994, the MRWA has been a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  MRWA thanks all of its past and current Directors for their leadership and commitment. The directors of the MRWA are responsible for planning for the future of the organization, as well as managing regular activities. Each director has a duty to act honestly and in good faith, with a view to the MRWA’s bylaws and best interests.

Alice Morgan President (Fergusons Cove)  Alice Morgan is a conservationist, mother, hiker, and biker who lives in Fergusons Cove. Alice brings over 10 years of experience working  in conservation and environmental advocacy in Nova Scotia. She joined the board of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association in 2016 as a way to help steward the diverse ecosystem in her backyard. Alice is inspired by the inclusive and positive approach undertaken by MRWA.

Kaarin Tae Vice-President (Herring Cove)  I have enjoyed exploring wild places on trails my whole life and now I am happy to be building trails in the McIntosh Run watershed to share this wild place with others. Soft forests, spongy bogs and stunning barrens surround the ponds, pools and riffles of the river that flows in the back yard of Halifax. I love hiking and mountain biking, I studied plant ecology, and I’ve had the privilege of being the President of MRWA from 2009-2018. It’s a great group of dedicated people.

Geoffrey Kenny Treasurer (Green Acres)

Paula Lawlor Secretary (Spryfield)

Dick Evans Director (Jollimore) MRWA Board member from maybe 2011 to present. Retired law professor from Dalhousie Law School (1975 – 2008). Served as Executive Director of Dalhousie Legal Aid and as a ‘Faculty Lawyer’ at Dalhousie Legal Aid for periods of time between 1975 and 2008. Served on Oxfam Canada’s National Board from 1999 – 2010 and as Board Chair and member of Oxfam International’s Board from 2002 to 2007. Hiked Hadrian’s Wall in 2011

Lawrence Plug Director (Herring Cove)  I live in the watershed and have spent many hours near the Run on my mountain bike and on foot, with my family, dog, and friends.  I joined the MRWA board because I love MRWA’s vision of conservation combined with public access and enjoyment. I bring more than 25 years of experience as a geologist and physical geographer to MRWA. Most of my day-to-day MRWA work is done in connection with the singletrack trails. 

Liz Spence Director (Green Acres)  Liz Spence works in the field of environmental education. She moved to the area of Green Acres in 2015 and joined MRWA to learn more about the area, as well as contribute to the community and stewardship of the watershed. Liz enjoys exploring the watershed by foot or bicycle, and sharing the area with others.

Chuck Sutton Director (Halifax Peninsula) From my earliest memories, the events that have stood out for me in my life have occurred in the outdoors. Being in the natural environment has offered me the opportunity for exploration of both my surroundings and myself. As a father of three children and an educator of countless others, having the opportunity to provide others with a place for such exploration has become increasingly important. The McIntosh Run Watershed Association’s commitment to both appreciation for the natural environment as well as opportunities for recreation within it, has made this organization a natural fit for me. The welcoming and collaborative nature of the MRWA team has also made it a community of which I am grateful to be a part.

Kathryn Harley Haynes, Director (Fergusons Cove) A retired journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant, Kathryn has always been a keen hiker and student of nature. When she’s not painting (another lifelong interest), you can often find her exploring the McIntosh Run Watershed area. She joined MRWA because of its dedication to the stewardship of this natural treasure.