Watershed Beach Pass

This summer, Ottawa Riverkeeper is proud to present your Watershed Beach Pass, your passport to outdoor summer entertainment.

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Water Safety

Summer is a wonderful time to explore the rivers and lakes in the Ottawa River watershed, but we must ensure that we are doing so safely. Accidents can happen, so preparing ourselves beforehand with the right water safety information is central to any day out on the water.

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Update on Ottawa beaches

Are you wondering what the status of Ottawa beaches is this summer? We have assembled a few of the questions we have been seeing, along with some helpful answers to get you beach season ready!

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Second Wave of Youth Water Leaders: Rafting Adventure

The first weekend in October we welcomed a new cohort of Youth Water Leaders to the program. Their initiation took the form of an amazing multi-day camping trip, including rafting, swimming, exploration, and lasagna! This blog was written by some of the Youth Water Leaders on that trip.

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Beach Closures and Blue-Green Algae

Nothing’s better on a hot summer day than spending time at your local beach, but warmer temperatures increase the risk of blue-green algae blooms which could lead to beach closures. But what are blue-green algae? Where do blooms come from and how could this affect the swim season?

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