What makes a Riverkeeper?

This is part two of our series leading up to the announcement of our new Riverkeeper. In it we explore the role of the Riverkeeper position in the watershed, and what makes it special.

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What is a Waterkeeper Organization?

This is part one of a series leading up to the announcement of our new Riverkeeper. Here we explore what it means to be a member organization of Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Beach Closures and Blue-Green Algae

Nothing’s better on a hot summer day than spending time at your local beach, but warmer temperatures increase the risk of blue-green algae blooms which could lead to beach closures. But what are blue-green algae? Where do blooms come from and how could this affect the swim season?

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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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Fish Kill Incidents: Quebec government released its findings

On August 15, the Minstère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre le changement climatique announced that power station operator Brookfield was responsible for this summer’s four fish kill incidents on the Lièvre River. Below is our response to this latest development.

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