Who are we?

Our mission

The Boucher Forest Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and enhance public appreciation of the Boucher Forest. It does so by purchasing parcels of land and carrying out environmental projects designed to protect its ecosystems and by educating the public about the importance of protecting the Boucher forest and ecology generally.


Board of Directors

The Boucher Forest Foundation (BFF) is managed by a dynamic volunteer-based Board of Directors who, energetically and resourcefully, helps move the Foundation’s mission of conservation forward. To fulfill its mission, the Foundation also relies on the support of its members, numerous passionate volunteers and many other citizens. 

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     Adrian Corbo 

Adrian Corbo: President

Having grown up in the Lavigne neighbourhood of Aylmer, and being both an elementary school teacher and an outdoor enthusiast, I see the Boucher Forest is a place that deserves appreciation.  My involvement in the Boucher Forest Foundation is motivated by a desire to ensure that this forest is protected and remains accessible to all.

Audrey Bureau:  Vice-president

Born and raised in Gatineau and now living in Aylmer, I regularly spend time enjoying the Boucher Forest. I am very involved in local community organizations, politics and local sports and outdoors groups. Having recently finished my law degree, I currently work for a local law firm.

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Marianne Strauss: Treasurer

Holding a Masters degree in environment, and as the daughter of community activist parents who mobilized their community and government to protect the Ile Bizard forest on the West Island of Montreal, it is natural that Marianne would gravitate towards this cause.  Having recently moved to Aylmer, she has succumbed to the charm of the Boucher Forest and have joined the team of the Foundation, hoping to contribute to its goals of conservation.

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Christina Richard

Christina has been involved in the Board of the Foundation since 2011, recognizing the importance of contributing to a local project with such an important environmental impact as the protection of the Boucher Forest.  With degrees in Communications and Political Science, and a Masters degree in Political Science, Christina is now the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Ottawa. As a communications and public relations specialist, she has previously worked in federal politics in support of members of Cabinet and for the Leader of the Official Opposition.

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Denis Groulx

Denis has volunteered with the Foundation since 2010, and joined the Board in the summer of 2015.  Passionate about nature and wildlife, he grew up in Hull, in a family that taught him the importance of protecting the natural environment.  Denis now lives next to the Boucher Forest and can regularly be found hiking its many trails, which has earned him the nickname "guardian of the forest".  You can admire many of Denis' photos throughout this site.  Denis is also passionate about cinema, and is an independent contractor in the construction field, with a specialty in electronics.

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Francis Czyzowicz

The Foundation is currently seeking to fill several positions on the Board of Directors.  We invite you to present your candidacy, or to tell those around you about this opportunity.  The Boucher Forest Foundation depends entirely on the active participation of its members.