Project Manager - Ben Whalen

The Project Manager for the KWRC is Ben Whalen.  Ben graduated from the New Brunswick Community College – Environmental Technology Program in 1995 and immediately began working with what was then called the Trout Creek Model Watershed Committee as a restoration technician.  Over the next three summers Ben worked with the TCMWC, now the KWRC, performing crossing surveys, electro-fishing, sampling, and restoration work.  He then pursued other opportunities including attaining a diploma from the University of New Brunswick in EnviroEntrepreneurship and working in other environmental positions.  In 2005 Ben, and his wife Michelle, returned to Sussex to raise their family and in 2006, Ben was excited to again be working with the KWRC, first as a Restoration Coordinator, and in the fall of 2007 as the Project Manager.

Restoration/Monitoring Coordinator - Jenna Strang

Jenna Strang graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Mount Allison University in 2012. After obtaining her degree she pursued employment as an Aboriginal Engagement Facilitator for an Environmental Consulting Company - collecting Traditional Ecological Knowledge, pertaining to proposed pipeline locations across Alberta and British Columbia. Jenna has since returned to New Brunswick, where she intends to pursue a career in the environmental sector. She was first involved with the KWRC in the fall of 2014, where she conducted a Willow Assessment along the Kennebecasis River and it's Sub-Watersheds. She has since become an asset to the KWRC and will hopefully continue to develop restoration and monitoring programs for the organization.

Education/Outreach Coordinator - Currently Vacant

We will be looking to fill this position again in the near future.


Chairman - Dean Toole

Regional Coordinator, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and
Manager, National Research Forests

Telephone: 506-452-3230

Dean has been with the KWRC from the beginning and has been the Chairman of the Committee for most of its history.  His extensive work history illustrates his dedication to, and passion for the sustainable use and enhancement of the natural resources of Canada.

Treasurer - Del Munroe

Del has been a long standing member of the KWRC and represents the Sussex Fish and Game Association.  Del is a hunter safety instructor and volunteers time to the SFG stock pond.


Secretary - Tom Byers

In the past Tom represented the Dept or Agriculture and Aquaculture when sitting on our committee.  A recent change in his position has meant he now will sit as a member at large.  As an avid angler Tom hopes to continue to work with the KWRC to improve watershed health and the health of its fish stocks.

5 Moffett Ave, Unit E, Sussex, NB  E4E 1E9    T: (506) 433-4394    F: (506) 433-4501