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Stay safe on the ice!

During the pandemic many of you have been discovering new and exciting ways to get outside and enjoy the watershed. This winter you may find yourself out on the river for a walk, skate or ski, or even zipping around on a snowmobile. While these are all awesome ways to enjoy the river during the winter, it’s of the utmost importance to remember that accessing river ice is never 100% safe.

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Watershed Discovery Days: how Ottawa Riverkeeper staff explore the watershed!

At Ottawa Riverkeeper, we have a program that gives our employees paid days off to explore new corners of the watershed. These outings are opportunities for the team to learn about and connect with the waterways and land that they are dedicated to protecting.

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Argenteuil, Papineau, and Prescott and Russell receive the 2020 Water Leader Award

We are pleased to present the award to a group that has shown truly remarkable cooperation towards the stewardship and protection of our river: the members of the Pacte d’Amitié.

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This #GivingTuesday, reflect on what clean water means to you. Will you help to protect our rivers?

Water brings us together. Will you help protect it? This inspiring story from Maddie Perrault makes the case for protecting our waterways for future generations.

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New data on attitudes of watershed residents demonstrate the value of the river

One thing is clear: the Ottawa River is extremely important to the community! In fact, 92% of people believe that the river makes living in this region much better, according to a new survey.

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