In Recognition of our 400 Amazing Volunteers

April 12th - 18th, 2015 is National Volunteer Week and we would like to celebrate your valuable contributions to Ottawa Riverkeeper!

We want to send a HUGE thank you to all our great volunteers who work with us towards a healthier Ottawa River!

Thank you,

  • To our dynamic Board of Directors who work hard to steer and shape the organization in fundamental ways.
  • To the resourceful members of our many organizing and advisory committees who work on diverse projects that increase our capacity to better protect the Ottawa River and the watershed.
  • To our many dedicated Riverwatchers who live throughout the watershed and who are water leaders in their respective communities increasing awareness and engagement around water issues.
  • To our skilled communicators who work on diverse projects and teams (translators, writers, photographers, mappers etc.), you help us find the words and images to convey our important messages.
  • To all those spectacular volunteers who assist in the daily grind of making the organization run efficiently and smoothly.
  • To our outstanding volunteers who step up to lend a hand at our many special events and help ensure the success of the day.

This year, we’ve welcomed more than 30 new volunteers to our team, including 3 new Riverwatchers to better represent the diversity of the watershed.  With the help of all these motivated individuals, we’ve been able to launch a brand new bilingual website, we’ve offered more than a dozen presentations within the community and created numerous educational resources on healthy shorelines. On top of this, we’ve had many volunteer-run fundraisers which have raised over two thousand dollars for the Ottawa Riverkeeper!

You generously share your time, your energy and your skills with Ottawa Riverkeeper and in doing so you greatly increase our capacity to effectively work for the protection of the Ottawa River and our watershed. Through our actions and conversations, we are building a stronger network of people who care about the health of the Ottawa River and its tributaries and who are playing a critical part in its future.

Yours sincerely,Brigitte Boudreau-Cassidy on behalf of the team at Ottawa Riverkeeper