Biodiversity

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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A busy few weeks for our new Riverkeeper!

Elizabeth Logue has been hard at work in her first few weeks as Riverkeeper. See highlights of what she has already achieved for the watershed!

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Naturalizing Shorelines in Arnprior

Ottawa Riverkeeper has organized shoreline naturalization projects to assist local communities in protecting their waterways. In the Spring of 2018, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Watersheds Canada, and 25 volunteers, including a number of highschool students, revegetated a site vulnerable to erosion at Arnprior, along the Ottawa River.

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The Ontario Endangered Species Act: A Disappearing Act?

Have you heard? The Ontario government is in the process of amending the province’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is the long-established piece of legislation that aims to protect aquatic and terrestrial species whose population numbers are in such decline that they are in danger of disappearing all together from Ontario.

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