Proponents of the Chats Falls Boat Bypass project have been issued a stop work order as they have been working instream despite provincial regulations that do not allow work in the river between March 15 and July 15. Regulations are in place to protect early migration and fish spawning in the river. “The proponents are demonstrating a lack of respect for the rules of the river” says Meredith Brown, the Riverkeeper. The province is currently investigating the project…stay tuned for the course of action.
Parham Momtahan is an avid paddler and a dedicated river steward. To show his ongoing support, he arranged for donations to Ottawa Riverkeeper rather than gifts on the occasion of his 50th birthday. As the money will go towards the boat fund, Parham became our “first mate” of our Patrol Boat! As a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, Ottawa Riverkeeper is required to patrol our river system.
The annual Ottawa Riverkeeper triathlon was a success thanks to the numerous teams, participants, and volunteers. A special thank you to Sommersault Promotions for hosting the event and Mountain Equipment Coop and Bridgewater Systems for sponsoring the Ottawa Riverkeeper Team Challenge.
Canadian Rivers Day celebration was a success thanks to the participation of over 150 people in 41 boats including 3 voyageur canoes. You can now check out the photos, please click here.
Join Mary Trudeau and Meredith Brown at the Britannia Yacht Club on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 7:15PM and learn about the water quality in the Ottawa River: should we be concerned?...more info
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Issue 6 ~ July 7, 2006
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