In the News

11 Species of Fish Caught in 24 Hours

Sure, with over 85 kinds of fish in our river we could have caught more, but since when was catching all the fish you ever wanted not a problem? Last week’s 24-hour Fishathon on the Ottawa River was a success in raising awareness about stewardship and biodiversity!

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An Historic Moment for the Ottawa River

AquaHacking – Ottawa River Summit 2015 was a huge success and a great beginning to new collaborations and innovative ways to work together to protect our shared waters.

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3rd Annual Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala honors Kevin Vickers and Gord Nixon

Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland and 2015 Honorary Riverkeeper award recipient Kevin Vickers, a man roundly regarded as a national hero for his selfless actions when a gunman stormed Parliament Hill, spoke movingly about the healing powers of rivers and his need to return home to the shores of the Miramichi River for solace after the life-changing events on October 22nd.

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Celebrating Action on Sewage

Eleven years ago our Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown, discovered that the City of Ottawa was spilling untreated sewage into our river about 200 times per year! It’s been a long road and there’s still work to be done, but this week we’re celebrating an important step in resolving this issue with the city’s Ottawa River Action Plan.

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Introducing Adèle Michon, Québec Director of Operations, Ottawa Riverkeeper

Adèle Michon is Québec Director of Operations for Ottawa Riverkeeper, the non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Ottawa River’s watershed.

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