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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Gatineau’s Plan du plein air urbain: Leveraging our aquatic environment
Governance Government Policy and Legislation Recreation Water Quality

Gatineau’s Plan du plein air urbain: Leveraging our aquatic environment

The original version of this Op Ed was published in French by Le Droit, on October 2nd, 2018. Below is our own translation of that text. Imagine a city surrounded by clean and appealing bodies of water, where you can take part in a wide range of outdoor activities. Imagine...
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PRESS RELEASE: Meredith Brown to step down as Riverkeeper
Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Meredith Brown to step down as Riverkeeper

Today, we are announcing that Meredith Brown will be leaving her full-time position as the Riverkeeper at the end of this year. Still dedicated to the vision of the organization, Brown will continue to stay involved as a member of the Board of Directors. This video is a message from her to our amazing community. Read our full announcement here.
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Quebec Elections: Questions for the candidates
Government Policy and Legislation

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
Government Policy and Legislation

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 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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