Friends of Lake Laurentian - 2013 Patrons
Dieter and Marlies Schoenefeld
Dieter and Marlies Schoenefeld have been an integral part of the Sudbury community since 1969.
While Dieter was involved in the building of the Inco Nickel Refinery, Marlies studied biology at Laurentian University.
Marlies shared her passion for the natural world with Dieter and their son Klaus Peter. They have been active members of the Sudbury Naturalists, the Sudbury Ornithological Society, and the Laurentian University Arboretum Advisory Committee, and they have collected data for the Breeding Bird Atlas of Ontario, the Mammal Atlas of Ontario, and the Marsh Monitoring Project.
For many years they have documented loon reproductive efforts for Bird Studies Canada, monitoring Lake Laurentian and a dozen others lakes, leading spring migration hikes.
Marlies is a respected artist in the community and has sponsored 'Plein Air Workshops' at Lake Laurentian. Dieter and Marlies have been hiking the Lake Laurentian trails since 1979.
For Dieter and Marlies the Conservation Area is an urban oasis, full of wonders, beauty and available for all Sudburians to use.