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Microbeads in our personal care products are now a toxic substance in Canada

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.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper releases American Eels into Brewery Creek as part of an exciting interprovincial project

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.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper teams up with Water Rangers to launch citizen science website

This morning Ottawa Riverkeeper announced the official launch of the Water Rangers website: a unique tool that empowers citizens to protect their waterways by observing, monitoring, and reporting on key water indicators and sharing their observations with advocacy groups, the scientific community, and the public.

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Petition: take action on habitat protection for fish!

Current laws leave Canada’s fish habitats dangerously vulnerable. Sign the petition to bring back valuable protections in the Fisheries Act!

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Your opinion matters: comment on Ottawa River fisheries management

Be a voice for the Ottawa River’s fisheries! Ontario wants your feedback on the new draft fisheries management plan.

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Your Dream Job… Apply Today!

Three amazing jobs have been posted this week at Ottawa Riverkeeper. If you're serious about freshwater protection, we want you on our team!

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Opportunity to comment on proposed federal ban on microbeads!

Our federal government is planning to enact new regulations to restrict the use of microbeads in personal care products. They need to hear from people who support this ban so please consider using our easy template to send your comments before the March 10th deadline.

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