Water Quality

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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Triclosan Update – January 21st 2019

Government’s Low Reduction Targets for the Widely Used Antimicrobial Substance Triclosan Continue to Disappoint Environmentalists: Lacks protection for Canadian Lakes, Rivers, and Human Health

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Gatineau’s Plan du plein air urbain: Leveraging our aquatic environment

Our Executive Director Patrick Nadeau’s Op-Ed on Gatineau’s Plan du plein air urbain.

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To Swim or not to Swim in Ottawa? Your Swim Guide coordinator Weighs In

Ever wonder whether it’s safe to swim in the Ottawa River? Here’s what our Swim Guide coordinator learned about it this summer. Let’s all make sure we keep on swimming safely!

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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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