Matthew Palarchio is a Naturalist and 3rd year student studying Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Some of the activities he enjoys in his spare time are hiking, nature photography, cross-country skiing, camping, canoeing and astronomy.
He’s already a dedicated volunteer at several conservation organizations, including Thames Talbot Land Trust, Ontario Nature, and Nature London. Because he spends his summers in Sault Ste Marie near Lake Superior, he reached out to LSWC with an offer to assist us with online content and monitoring our preserves.
Matthew hopes to pursue a career that benefits nature conservation across Ontario. Land conservation, community ecology and ecological restoration are of particular interest. He is aiming to help LSWC by forming connections with the conservation community, creating nature-related online content, assisting us with local initiatives in the Lake Superior region and, most importantly, help us develop a Youth Council to inform our work from his generation’s perspective.
We appreciate Matthew’s passion and communication skills to help us with our conservation mission!