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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Why do we track changes in land use?
Development Geography & Geology Regions Take Action Watershed Health

Why do we track changes in land use?

As water flows across the land of our watershed, and through the streams and tributaries of the river, it acts differently depending on how humans use the land. Creating detailed maps of how land use in our region changes over time can be an invaluable tool in understanding the health of our watershed.
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A new chapter at Ottawa Riverkeeper
Press Releases

A new chapter at Ottawa Riverkeeper

We are gearing up to implement our exciting new plans for the future. Elizabeth Logue and Patrick Nadeau are now helping guide a smooth transition to a new generation of leadership.
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A ladder at Carillon could help save the American eel
Biodiversity Dams Take Action

A ladder at Carillon could help save the American eel

Constructing an eel ladder on the Carillon dam could provide our endangered and fragmented American eel population with the fighting chance it deserves.
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Thoughts from a Youth Water Leader on the unique paths to water protection
Event Updates People Youth

Thoughts from a Youth Water Leader on the unique paths to water protection

Following a recent career fair, where youth heard from a diverse group about how they came to become water protectors, one Youth Water Leader was inspired to write about her takeaways and the various ways that life can lead you to work for our waterways.
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Time to kick our road salt habit
Take Action Watershed Health

Time to kick our road salt habit

Road salt is ubiquitous on winter roads throughout our watershed, but it has numerous negative impacts on our waterways. What can you do to reduce this unique form of pollution in our river?
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FAQs on the Carillon Dam and the American eel
Biodiversity Dams Government

FAQs on the Carillon Dam and the American eel

In the fall of 2020 it was announced that the Carillon Dam, the most significant barrier to American eel migration into the Ottawa River watershed, would be undergoing major renovations. We’ve assembled a series of questions and answers to bring you up to speed on the relationship between the dam and this endangered fish species in our watershed.
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