Pollution

Fish Kill Incident on Rivière La Lièvre – FAQs

On July 8th, Ottawa Riverkeeper started getting eyewitness reports of large numbers of dead fish in the Ottawa river in the Rockland/Clarence area. The Québec and Ontario governments identified the source of the fish kill as the Lièvre river, a tributary of the Ottawa river. Several media outlets are covering this incident.

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End of the ice fishing season

The ice fishing season is coming to a close, and we hope that you have had a great season so far, catching a variety of the numerous species we have in the Ottawa River.

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Keeping the Rideau Canal Clean Together!

Keeping the Rideau Canal clean can present some interesting challenges. Learn about the blue plastic bristles used to clean the ice, and why some of them end up in our waterways.

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It takes a watershed, and the people within it, to protect a river

This #GivingTuesday we are sharing a recent success story from the frontline of our Pollution Hotline!

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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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