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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Quebec Elections: Questions for the candidates
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Quebec Elections: Questions for the candidates

The provincial elections in Quebec will be held on October 1, 2018. The parties have announced their respective platforms which you can consult online. At Ottawa Riverkeeper, we believe that our elected officials have a duty to address environmental issues of concern to citizens, such as the impacts of climate...
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Ontario Municipal Elections in our National Capital and Beyond – October 22, 2018
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Ontario Municipal Elections in our National Capital and Beyond – October 22, 2018

The Ontario Municipal Elections are coming up soon! If you want to find out where the candidates stand on water issues, this blog post explores some of the questions you should be asking. A good place to speak out for our river will be at the Mayoral Debate on the Environment that we will be co-hosting with our friends at Ecology Ottawa on September 26th!
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To Swim or not to Swim in Ottawa? Your Swim Guide coordinator Weighs In
Swim Guide Water Quality

To Swim or not to Swim in Ottawa? Your Swim Guide coordinator Weighs In

Ever wonder whether it's safe to swim in the Ottawa River? Here's what our Swim Guide coordinator learned about it this summer. Let's all make sure we keep on swimming safely!
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A Citizen Science Hub in the Making
Drinking Water Pollution Riverwatch Uncategorized Water Quality

A Citizen Science Hub in the Making

Learn more about our Citizen Science Hub in the making! We are excited that we are planning on purchasing equipment and materials to test recreational water quality. It will allow us to do more testing across our watershed.
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Québec Has a New Water Strategy
Development Governance Government Policy and Legislation Watershed Health

Québec Has a New Water Strategy

Québec has a new Water Strategy to guide its actions as it protects and promotes rivers, lakes and other aquatic environments. We will continue to work with stakeholders on both sides of the Ottawa River to ensure the health and sustainable development of this wonderful resource we share.
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Protecting a species of special concern: River Redhorse
Aquatic Phenomena Biodiversity

Protecting a species of special concern: River Redhorse

Find out how you can identify the River Redhorse species so that you can protect it!
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