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Working together, we did it!

On August 1st, the Federal Government proposed adding plastic microbeads to the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) thanks to letters you sent to the former Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq.

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Our American Eels in the News

The American eel is one of the Ottawa River’s key biological links to the Atlantic Ocean traveling from the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic up the St. Lawrence River to the Ottawa. Researchers have finally followed an adult eel from the St. Lawrence to their breeding grounds near Bermuda proving that they do in fact return…

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How The New Federal Government Can Create Change On Your River

Justin Trudeau, our new Prime Minister, loves to swim and paddle. While this is seen as trivia to many people we think it could inform his policy because people protect what they love.

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Our River, Our Story

Our 2015 Annual Report website is up and waiting for you see what Ottawa Riverkeeper has been doing to protect our watershed. Find out how you can get involved for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future!

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Meet Your Local Bryozoan Colony

Some of the animals that call our rivers and lakes home don’t look like animals at all! This time of year people start noticing unusual jelly-like blobs along their shorelines which are actually colonies of small animals called bryozoans.

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