Catherine Reining is from Grimsby, ON and has been volunteering with Land Cara Niagara since 2014. She’s enjoyed positions in both the agriculture and education sectors before joining Wilfrid Laurier University as a Lab Coordinator in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Catherine has a Bachelor of Education from Brock University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Masters of Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her award-winning research focuses on management in protected areas that foster human health and well-being through nature contact and enhances ecological integrity. Catherine is passionate about working with Niagara residents to enhance the natural environment through sustainable conservation and resource management.