Arlene Slocombe

Executive Director

Arlene Slocombe has been actively involved and committed to the work of the Wellington Water Watchers since its founding in 2007. She has been employed as Executive Director since 2009, taking a 1 1/2 year maternity leave for her second daughter. Arlene, her partner, and two children live a simple off grid life along the…

Mike Nagy


Mike Nagy is the current Chair of Wellington Water Watchers and has been involved with the organization since its formation in 2007.  Environmental advocacy has been a main focus for Mike since the 80’s ranging from habitat enhancement, wildlife conservation and source water protection. Mike is past president of African Wildlife Conservation Fund, Arts and…

WWW Board Member Leigh Fishleigh
Leigh Fishleigh


Leigh Fishleigh is a Lawyer in practice since 1991. He has an Economics degree from McGill University and an L.L.B. (Law degree) from The University of Western Ontario. He lives with his family on the banks of the Grand River and uses well water without treatment of any kind from the land since 1995. All…

Robert Case

Member at Large

Rob is currently a Member at Large of the Wellington Water Watchers, and an assistant professor in Social Development Studies at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. Rob has been involved in local water issues since the days when Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) was a key player in raising public consciousness of local water…

Jessica Eusebio

Member at Large

A Guelphite of only 6 years, Jessica soaks in all things Wellington County – taking in all the local breweries, soaking up agri-tourism, and immersing in the hundreds of nature trails with her dog, Rooster. Jessica is passionate about influencing those around her to live a simple life by practicing traditional skills like making her…

Tamanna Kohi

Member at Large

Tamanna Kohi has been dedicated to environmental advocacy from a young age, spending most of her childhood outdoors. What started as passion for nature turned into a Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies (BESS) from Trent University in 2016. Tamanna’s experience in social and environmental justice as a previous Board Member for the Kawartha World Issues Centre…

Dave Blacklock

Member at Large

Dave is a retired educator having taught both elementary school and high school. He obtained a degree in geography from Wilfrid Laurier University and a High School Specialist Certificate in geography from Western.  He is married to wife #1, Gerry, and lives in Fergus (Centre Wellington) where they raised four children. Past activities include serving…

WWW Board Member Karen Rathwell
Karen Rathwell

Member at Large

Karen brings her enthusiasm for life and her love of water to her volunteer work at Wellington Water Watchers. Karen joined WWW, and later stepped up to serve on the Board of Directors, after her retirement from a 28-year career in public education. She continues to pursue her interest in local and global water issues.…

   Being on the Board of Directors of the Wellington Water Watchers was one of the most important and rewarding experiences in my life. It proved what I, and my community, are capable of when we commit ourselves to achieving a more sustainable future.    – Kimberly Gutt (Past Board Member, 2012-2014)

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