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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Update from our Riverkeeper: Nuclear Waste in the Ottawa River Watershed
Nuclear Waste

Update from our Riverkeeper: Nuclear Waste in the Ottawa River Watershed

Ottawa Riverkeeper is continuing to work hard to protect our watershed from from nuclear waste pollution. Our Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown, shares the latest news on this file with you.
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A Look at Drinking Water Challenges in Portage-du-Fort
Dams Drinking Water Riverwatch

A Look at Drinking Water Challenges in Portage-du-Fort

By Riverwatcher Bob Simpson, resident of Portage du Fort and former Municipal Councillor History The town of Portage Du Fort is located along the Ottawa River about 100 kilometers upstream from the City of Ottawa.  Established over 200 ago, early residents got their drinking water directly from the Ottawa River...
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Our 2018 Annual Report is here!
Event Updates

Our 2018 Annual Report is here!

Find out about all that Ottawa Riverkeeper has accomplished this year by reading our Annual Report.
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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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