Press Releases

Press Release: Ottawa Riverkeeper applauds the designation of the Ottawa River as a Lieu historique by the Quebec government

Ottawa, August 21, 2017. Ottawa Riverkeeper applauds the Quebec government’s designation of the Ottawa River as a Lieu historique, Monday. A fitting designation for the Ottawa […]






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Ottawa Riverkeeper releases 400 American Eels into the Ottawa River as part of broader efforts to recover the species

Ottawa, July 10th, 2017. Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) will release 400 American eels on the shores of Petrie Island, Ottawa ON, […]






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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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Conservation organizations call for end to delays in implementing recovery actions for endangered American Eel

Conservation groups are calling on the Government of Ontario to obey the Ontario Endangered Species Act (ESA) and begin implementing the recovery strategy for American Eel.











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Two local MPs join the third annual Riverkeeper 4K open water swim to protect Ottawa River water quality

More than 130 swimmers challenged the strength of the Ottawa River this morning as part of the Riverkeeper 4K, an interprovincial open water swim put on by Ottawa Riverkeeper in support of a clean and healthy river.











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