Shanna Fredericks


Shanna has been a partner of AWN and a practitioner of Community-Based Water Monitoring in Nova Scotia for many years. Her background includes a B.Sc. in Biology from Mount Allison University, a MASc. in Protected Area Management from James Cook University, and over 13 years of environmental non-profit experience. After 10 great years as Coastal Action’s Assistant Director, Shanna is excited to continue her collaborative, community-based approach to environmental conservation here at AWN. Shanna lives with her family on the South Shore of NS/Kespukwitk, where you’ll find her standing in the garden with a coffee or chauffeuring her daughter around in her spare time.

Alicia Higney

Equipment & Training Officer

Joining the Atlantic Water Network team as the Equipment & Training Officer, Alicia will build capacity for community-based water monitoring and coordinate the Halifax-based water monitoring equipment bank. Alicia is a recent graduate of the Integrated Resource Management program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and brings a passion for sustainable watershed management and biodiversity preservation to the AWN team. Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Alicia has a deep connection to the region’s ecosystems. She is thrilled to return to the Maritimes and apply her skills and knowledge to protect the environment that shaped her childhood. An avid hiker and camper, Alicia enjoys spending her time outside birdwatching, reading, and swimming.

Steering Committee:

Sarah Weston, Chair

Senior Associate, ESG Partners Inc.

Levi Cliche

Executive Director, Clean Annapolis River Project.

Ben Whalen

Manager, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee.

Donald Killorn

Executive Director, P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture.

Matt Atkinson

Vice President, Pace Group.

Science Advisory Committee:

Emma Garden, Physical Science Specialist, Indigenous Science Division, ECCC.

Nikki Kroetsch, PSEC Community Engagement Coordinator, Nearshore Ecosystems, Ecosystems Science, DFO.

Lauren Timlick, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area.

Jérôme Marty, Executive Director, International Association for Great Lakes Research.

Natalie Deseta, Water Coordinator, New Brunswick Government Environmental Science Section.

Lisa Peters, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area.

Cameron Deacoff, Surface Water Specialist, Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change.

Linda Campbell, Professor, Saint Mary’s University.