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Concerned about a pipe that is leaking suspicious liquid into the river?
Wondering if constructing a concrete retaining wall on the river is a good idea?
Did you kayak through raw sewage today?
The Pollution Hotline 1-888-9KEEPER is a resource for people who have questions or concerns about the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Call our toll-free line to report pollution or development in your local area that may be impacting the river system. If you prefer email you can file a pollution report that goes directly to the Riverkeeper.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is currently investigating dozens of complaints including cows accessing the river (many observations reported), shoreline development, combined sewer spills, permits to take water, waterfront developments and much more.
Meet the Riverkeeper at the showing of the 11th Hour
Wednesday, August 29, 2007, Ottawa
Photo Contest organized by the Fort Williams Riverwatchers
Saturday August 25, Sheenboro
Meet the Riverkeeper at Riverfest
Sunday August 26, Dunrobin
The Riverkeeper to speak to the National Farmers Union & Bonnechere Watershed Group
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Join the Riverkeeper at the Awakening
Saturday October 6, Perth
If your workplace takes part in the United Way fundraising campaign, you can choose to support Ottawa Riverkeeper. The campaign allows donors to direct their gift to any registered Canadian charity. Please consider supporting Ottawa Riverkeeper during the 2007 Campaign and tell your fellow employees who have an interest in the river that they can choose Ottawa Riverkeeper as their charity of choice. Our charitable registration number is 862697059RR0001.
Riverkeeper seeks to protect the Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen Editorial by John Bouza – Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Cavalier about Water
Ottawa Citizen Editorial by Carol Harrison Reesor – Wednesday, July 25, 2007
A look at past fish-kills
Andrea Houston, The Peterborough Examiner – Sunday, July 22, 2007
Water troubles everywhere
Ottawa Citizen Editorial by Penny Collenette – Thursday, July 19, 2007
Water quality is ’ticking time bomb’
Mohammed Adam, Ottawa Citizen – Monday, July 16, 2007
There’s no saving us from rainy days
Andrew Thomson, Ottawa Citizen – Sunday, July 15, 2007
River still dirty, say advocates
Aedan Helmer, Sun Media – Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Check out our website for recently posted news. You can view news stories by topic or by date.
to our most recent supporters
who help make Ottawa Riverkeeper’s work possible:
Patron Members ($1,000):
Guardian Members ($500):
Brickland Timberlay, Daniel F. Brunton, Sarah Jane Fraser, Ole Hendrickson, and Angie MacDonald
Ottawa Riverkeeper needs your support. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member today.
According to Petitcodiac Riverkeeper, the recent announcement by the provincial government of its intention to go ahead with the dismantlement of the Petitcodiac Causeway and replacing it with a 280-metre bridge is an important victory for the river.
“We have reached an important landmark today,” pointed out Riverkeeper President, Michel Desjardins. “The option the province has chosen for the restoration of the Petitcodiac River is the right one. It promises to maximize the benefits related to our river’s restoration, ecologically as well as economically, culturally and socially.”
Nevertheless, Petitcodiac Riverkeeper urges the governments to come to a speedy agreement. “If it’s only a question of time, better to not waste any. Ever day we wait is another day in violation of the Fisheries Act, and everyday we waste more sediment builds up, adding to the ecological disaster,” exclaimed Desjardins.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is a charitable organization,
our business number is 862697059RR0001.
Please consider making a donation to support our work.
Issue 15 - August 2007
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