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Shannon McGinty - Collaborative Coordinator

Shannon grew up canoeing on the lakes of Southern Ontario where she nurtured a passion for aquatic insects and terrestrial plants. She moved to Prince George in 2010 to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation.

When she graduated in 2014, she had gained a great appreciation for the community-based non-profits doing work to protect and educate on our natural world. Following this appreciation, she worked in a variety of fields from recreation to environmental education and found her niche in water stewardship after moving to the Columbia Valley in 2018. Here she served as the Executive Director to the Lake Windermere Ambassadors and contracted to other water focused organizations and projects.

Shannon joined the MakeWay team in 2022 to support projects and priorities relating to freshwater at MakeWay. Shannon is based in the Columbia Basin  on the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Peoples, Invermere, BC, where you can find her out mountain biking, skiing, or knitting in her spare time.

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