Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization, is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future.


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An update on Radioactive Waste Policy in Canada
Government Nuclear Waste

An update on Radioactive Waste Policy in Canada

On November 16th Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced that the government was launching a review and public engagement on Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy. We now have a chance to help the government build a stronger policy that lives up to international standards, and most importantly, protects our waterways.
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Ontario is limiting Conservation Authorities’ power. What does this mean for our river?
Flooding Government Government Flooding

Ontario is limiting Conservation Authorities’ power. What does this mean for our river?

Recent decisions by the Ontario government to strip Conservation Authorities of their power threaten to harm the Ottawa River watershed. We believe that you should know what this means for your future and that of the rivers, lakes and wetlands in our region.
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An update on Triclosan
Government Policy and Legislation Triclosan

An update on Triclosan

Since 2014, Ottawa Riverkeeper and other groups have been working hard to have triclosan banned from Canadian products. In October 2020, new legislation came into effect limiting the use of Triclosan. We are disappointed in this outcome, but there is cause for optimism.
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Microplastics in the Ottawa River
In the News Recreation Riverwatch Water Quality

Microplastics in the Ottawa River

We are excited to see that our report on microplastics in the Ottawa River continues to resonate with the public. However, we are concerned that these findings have recently been misrepresented.
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Meet the third cohort of Youth Water Leaders
Youth

Meet the third cohort of Youth Water Leaders

We’re so excited about our new cohort of Youth Water Leaders that we want you to get to know each and every one of these amazing individuals.
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World Rivers Day 2020
Event Updates In the News

World Rivers Day 2020

This World Rivers Day, we wanted to honour not only the Ottawa River and its tributaries, but also you, the people that love the watershed and make our work possible.
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