Meet the Team

Molly O'Ray

Vancouver Program Manager

Julia Pepler

Digital Content Coordinator

Katie Moore

Vancouver Water Monitoring Coordinator

Caroline McDonald

Office Administrator

Emmalee Biebl

Summer Outreach Coordinator

Field Agents

Nima Mostaghimi

Rachel Schoeler

Board of Directors

Mark Mattson

President, Swim Drink Fish Canada

Krystyn Tully

Vice President, Swim Drink Fish Canada

Lauren Brown Hornor

Riverkeeper and Partnership Lead for Western Canada with Swim Drink Fish Canada

Award Recipients

Nikki Rekman

Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award 2019

Kevin Raffle

Doug Chapman Memorial Award 2018

Chris Gadsden

Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award 2018

Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors

Bruce Langereis

Britt Standen

Dave Bidini

David Suzuki

Denise Donlon

Edward Burtynsky

Gail Percy Davis

Gord Downie (Honourary)

Jennifer Baichwal

Karen Percy Lowe

Kenneth Irving

Kevin Lowe

Lauren Brown Hornor

Loren King

Madhu Nagaraja

Marilyn Bell

Nora Osbaldeston

Nicholas de Pencier

Sarah Harmer

Shari Austin

Stephen Ranger

Tasha Irving

Tanis Rideout

Tim Thompson

Wade Davis



In Memoriam

Doug Chapman

Founder and Honorary Riverkeeper

Mr. Chapman, FRK’s first Riverkeeper, was a revered prosecutor of polluters and in his lifetime one of Canada’s most significant environmental advocates. His successes included obtaining the first Canadian jail sentence for a polluter (George Crowe). In 1993 he commenced his association with the Sierra Legal Defence Fund (SLDF) working in Vancouver and in Toronto as an environmental investigator and private prosecutor. He directed the gathering of evidence and the preparation of prosecution briefs in 14 private environmental prosecutions in British Columbia and Ontario.

For over 40 years Mr. Chapman was the captain or navigator on sailing and motor vessels making passages across the Great Lakes, the Mosel, Rhine and Rhone rivers in Europe, the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He also fished commercially on the British Columbia Pacific coast for four years as captain of a 37-foot wooden salmon troller.

Thanks to our supporters

  • Ecomarine
  • Lush
  • MEC
  • Patagonia
  • Smak
  • Tides
  • Sitka
  • Woodtone
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Telus
  • Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Ocean Ambassadors
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • BC Hydro
  • DM Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • Jack Johnson
  • Flowlink