Biodiversity

Invasive or not? Responding to potential invaders requires proper identification.

This summer Ottawa Riverkeeper received a number of reports of invasive species showing up in the watershed. Non-native species can colonise areas of the watershed, oftentimes outcompeting native species and decreasing our natural biodiversity. We welcome these reports, as they provide us with information and insight about the health of the watershed and the species that may be threatening it.

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Youth Nature Journaling

Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Youth Water Leaders Program is hosting a 6-week workshop series on Nature Journaling.

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Winter Wildlife in the Ottawa River Watershed

Even in the winter, some wildlife in the Ottawa River watershed remain active and, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch sight of them. Written by Youth Water Leader Owen Wilson.

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Original St. Lawrence River population of Striped Bass declared extinct

We’re heartbroken to hear that the original St. Lawrence River population of Striped Bass has been declared extinct in COSEWIC’s latest Wildlife Species Assessment. However, this sad news only strengthens our resolve to protect the biodiversity in our watershed.

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Giving Tuesday 2019 – Protect Your River!

This #GivingTuesday, consider a donation to protect your river.

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