Biodiversity

Naturalizing Shorelines in Arnprior

Ottawa Riverkeeper has organized shoreline naturalization projects to assist local communities in protecting their waterways. In the Spring of 2018, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Watersheds Canada, and 25 volunteers, including a number of highschool students, revegetated a site vulnerable to erosion at Arnprior, along the Ottawa River.

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The Ontario Endangered Species Act: A Disappearing Act?

Have you heard? The Ontario government is in the process of amending the province’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is the long-established piece of legislation that aims to protect aquatic and terrestrial species whose population numbers are in such decline that they are in danger of disappearing all together from Ontario.

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Ontario’s Review of the Endangered Species Act

While the preamble discusses improving outcomes for species at risk through the streamlining of the review and approval processes, the discussion questions primarily propose ways to weaken protections under the Act.

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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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Today is World Water Day!

The Watershed Health Committee met on March 16 in Gatineau to identify which indicators will best tell the story of the Ottawa River’s state of health. Read about this complex but vital work done by amazing volunteer experts.

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