Initiatives

Riverwatch Program

Ottawa Riverkeeper has over 50 volunteer Riverwatchers spanning the river from Temiscaming to Lake of Two Mountains. Observations by Riverwatchers recently led to the identification of two toxic blue-green algae blooms.


Beachkeeper Program

Adopt a beach or shoreline, learn about its local ecology and how to monitor and protect it, and inspire others to experience it too!


Pollution Hotline

Since 2002 Ottawa Riverkeeper has run our Pollution Hotline. See something fishy? Call the Pollution Hotline at 1-888-9KEEPER or submit our electronic form. We can help you report the problem and put a stop to the harm.


River Patrol

During the months of June through September, you’ll see the Ottawa Riverkeeper boat patrolling different sections of the Ottawa River. There is no substitute for being on the water to learn about the river and to understand the pressures it is currently facing.


The Swim Guide

The Swim Guide is both a website and a free app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android.



Watershed Health Committee

The Watershed Health Committee is an advisory body of Ottawa Riverkeeper, made up of approximately 20 volunteer experts from academia, environmental organizations, and government agencies.