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Holiday Greetings from Ottawa Riverkeeper

My family enjoying Baker Brook River, New Brunswick circa 1992. (That's my dad and grand-maman Mariette pushing my brother and I on the inner tube!).

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Plastic microbeads to be banned in toiletries as of July 1st 2018

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Gatineau to release 20 million litres of untreated sewage into the Lièvre River

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Study confirms microplastic pollution in the Ottawa River Watershed

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Friends of the Dumoine River is one of many signs that conservation is on the rise in the watershed

The spirit that has been reflected in our efforts exists elsewhere in the Ottawa River watershed. It only takes a voluntary commitment by one or two leaders to call for help and achieve a worthy goal.

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News Roundup – August 26, 2016

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.

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How much plastic is in your river? Ottawa Riverkeeper conducting first-ever study of microplastic pollution on the Ottawa River

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.

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