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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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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Stay safe on the ice!
People Recreation

Stay safe on the ice!

During the pandemic many of you have been discovering new and exciting ways to get outside and enjoy the watershed. This winter you may find yourself out on the river for a walk, skate or ski, or even zipping around on a snowmobile. While these are all awesome ways to enjoy the river during the winter, it’s of the utmost importance to remember that accessing river ice is never 100% safe.
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Watershed Discovery Days: how Ottawa Riverkeeper staff explore the watershed!
People Recreation Regions

Watershed Discovery Days: how Ottawa Riverkeeper staff explore the watershed!

At Ottawa Riverkeeper, we have a program that gives our employees paid days off to explore new corners of the watershed. These outings are opportunities for the team to learn about and connect with the waterways and land that they are dedicated to protecting.
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The Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel means a cleaner Ottawa River
Government In the News Water Quality

The Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel means a cleaner Ottawa River

November 20th, 2020 saw the official opening event for a brand new piece of Ottawa City infrastructure: the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel. What does that have to do with the river? The new tunnel is designed to help protect the river from the harmful effects of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).
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Our American eels are vital, but they’re in trouble
Biodiversity Dams

Our American eels are vital, but they’re in trouble

Despite its cultural significance and ecological role in the Ottawa River, the American eel has dramatically declined in recent decades. This fascinating species has been heavily impacted by changes in the watershed. We believe you should know why this has happened and why American eels matter in the Ottawa River.
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Argenteuil, Papineau, and Prescott and Russell receive the 2020 Water Leader Award
People Press Releases

Argenteuil, Papineau, and Prescott and Russell receive the 2020 Water Leader Award

We are pleased to present the award to a group that has shown truly remarkable cooperation towards the stewardship and protection of our river: the members of the Pacte d’Amitié.
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