Jade Raizenne is a plant ecologist who has been a part of the Native Plant Solutions (NPS) team since 2013, where she field-tested floating wetlands as part of a multi-stakeholder research project to improve water quality. As a principal lead for naturalized stormwater pond establishment, Jade oversees and delivers wetland and upland work on full-turn-key green infrastructure projects across Canada. She plays a crucial role in site design, plant commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, and project hand-off.
Jade’s innovative plant establishment techniques have been recognized for advancing knowledge and improving efficiencies for green infrastructure projects. She has developed new techniques for collecting and establishing native plants from seed, highlighting her expertise in horticulture. Jade holds a Diploma with Honours in Greenspace Management with a major in horticulture from Red River College, as well as a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She also possesses a certificate in Arboriculture from the University of Manitoba. Her experience in aquatic and terrestrial biology has provided her extensive knowledge in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting biological field data and writing comprehensive reports. Jade has co-authored the guideline and directives for constructed wetlands for the Province of Alberta, as well as the guidelines for naturalized stormwater ponds in Brandon (MB) and Moncton (NB).