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It's been a busy summer for Ottawa Riverkeeper! To see what we've been up to this month, check out the news coverage we've received.
Microplastic pollution is rampant in our oceans, and recent studies of inland waterways clearly indicate that the problem also extends to our lakes and rivers. However, the extent of the issue in the Ottawa River has never been examined. The study, which is ongoing over the course of the summer, aims to fill the gaps in that knowledge.
Conservation groups are calling on the Government of Ontario to obey the Ontario Endangered Species Act (ESA) and begin implementing the recovery strategy for American Eel.
More than 130 swimmers challenged the strength of the Ottawa River this morning as part of the Riverkeeper 4K, an interprovincial open water swim put on by Ottawa Riverkeeper in support of a clean and healthy river.
Riverkeeper Meredith Brown hopes this designation will enhance our collective sense of river pride and inspire people to respect and protect the river that flows through their community and through their veins.
The order, published last week, paves the way for the regulation of products containing microbeads. However, there is still much more work to be done before microbeads are banned.
Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Canadian Wildlife Federation teamed up with major partners to try to save the Ottawa River American Eel. From left to right: Louis Lafontaine, Adèle Michon, Meaghan Murphy and David Browne. Photo by Martin Lipman.