Watershed Beach Pass

Thank you to everyone who registered for our first ever Watershed Beach Pass this year! Even during a summer as odd as this one, we saw members of our community explore some incredible beaches around the watershed. Whether you thanked a lifeguard at Westboro, biked to an unfamiliar beach, or took a selfie at Constance Bay, we all had an incredible time hearing from you and seeing your amazing photos. Thanks for making our summer a success!

We want to hear from you about your Beach Pass experience! Let us know what your summer of beaches was like, and how Beach Pass factored in. Plus, how do you think we could improve the pass next year? Were there activities that were too hard to complete? Was something missing from the pass? Let us know in this survey.

Watershed Beach Pass
Leave no trash Tag us in a beach selfie Leave your car at home Get in the water Thank a lifeguard Check water quality Visit a new beach Find 5 plants or animals Send us a beach photo Visit 3 beaches Pollution Hotline

Leave no trash

Use reusable containers and leave no trash behind.

Tag us in a beach selfie

Tag Ottawa Riverkeeper on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram in your beach selfie and use the hashtag #WatershedBeachPass!

Leave your car at home

Walk, bike, run or take public transit to your beach instead of driving.

Get in the water

Get in the water to at least your waist. Swim, wade, or just splash around!

Thank a lifeguard

Thank a lifeguard for keeping swimmers safe.

Check water quality

Check the water quality at your beach using Swim Guide!

Visit a new beach

Visit a beach you’ve never gone to before by using Swim Guide to find a new one.

Find 5 plants or animals

Spot 5 different animal and/or plant species at one beach!

Send us a beach photo

Send us a photo of the beach you’re visiting; and if there’s not already a photo of it on Swim Guide, this square counts double!

Visit 3 beaches

Summer hat trick: visit three different beaches.

Pollution Hotline

Bonus: Call our Pollution Hotline at 1-888-9KEEPER to report anything strange you see on the river.