Rebecca Kolarich

Rebecca Kolarich

Program Manager, Ontario Environment

Rebecca’s love for nature started early on in her childhood while spending as much of her time outdoors exploring Ontario’s natural wonders with friends and family. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout her career, Rebecca has gained experience producing advocacy campaigns that engage governments, partners, and community members in environmental issues with an emphasis on species at risk and habitat protection. From leading a citizen science project aiming to enhance protection for the threatened Eastern wolf, to safeguarding old-growth forests in Ontario’s north, Rebecca’s past work has only further fueled her passion for environmental protection. Rebecca is excited to continue to spread knowledge and awareness about the importance of preserving Ontario’s natural heritage through her work at Environmental Defence. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and beloved dog.

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May 17, 2024

Putting a face to the Redside Dace

Small, but mighty – the Redside Dace has the potential to stop Premier Ford’s bulldozers…

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Apr 18, 2024

Don’t Dump in Dresden

York1 Environmental Solutions is proposing a dump site that could result in up to 700…

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Mar 27, 2024

Putting the Brakes on Turtle Loss in Ontario

Ontario is home to eight native species of freshwater turtles – the biggest species variety…

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Mar 06, 2024

No Space for the Redside Dace

On December 20, 2023, Ontario’s Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) proposed more changes…

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Feb 22, 2024

Ontario Government Proposes to Further Gut Endangered Species Rules for Developers

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and…

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Dec 13, 2023

What’s the Deal with Highway 413?

Ever since Premier Ford reversed his government’s plans to open up Greenbelt land for development,…

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