Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization, is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future.


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Fish Kill Incident on Rivière La Lièvre – FAQs
Aquatic Phenomena In the News Pollution Water Quality

Fish Kill Incident on Rivière La Lièvre – FAQs

On July 8th, Ottawa Riverkeeper started getting eyewitness reports of large numbers of dead fish in the Ottawa river in the Rockland/Clarence area. The Québec and Ontario governments identified the source of the fish kill as the Lièvre river, a tributary of the Ottawa river. Several media outlets are covering this incident.
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Register for the 2019 Riverkeeper 4K Swim!
Event Updates People Recreation Supporters

Register for the 2019 Riverkeeper 4K Swim!

If you love to swim or paddle, make sure to sign up for the 2019 Riverkeeper 4K! We have three distances available: 4K, 1.5K and 750m. To get you excited, we have collected some of our favourite testimonials from participants in previous years!
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Swimming season is here!
Recreation Swim Guide

Swimming season is here!

This summer, instead of hunting online for water quality results and beach locations, why not give Swim Guide a try and find your perfect beach!
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Federal government tables report on Ottawa River Watershed: what does it mean and what’s next?
Governance Government Policy and Legislation

Federal government tables report on Ottawa River Watershed: what does it mean and what’s next?

The Federal Government report on the Ottawa River Watershed was tabled on June 19th 2019. Here is what we are taking away from it, and what we are doing going forward.
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$335,400 in OTF Funding helps Ottawa Riverkeeper Establish Shoreline Stewardship and Citizen-Science Learning Hub
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$335,400 in OTF Funding helps Ottawa Riverkeeper Establish Shoreline Stewardship and Citizen-Science Learning Hub

Ottawa Riverkeeper held its Annual Riverwatch Meeting and celebrated the awarding of a $262,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Grow grant in March 2017, along with a $72,500 OTF Seed grant awarded to the group in June 2018.
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6 things you should know about the 2019 Flooding
Dams Flooding In the News

6 things you should know about the 2019 Flooding

There has been a lot of talk about how much water was in our watershed this year. But where did it all come from? How has this contributed to the flooding?
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