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The Ottawa Riverkeeper River Watch Program allows active members of the community to work in unison to create a strong clear voice for the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Riverwatchers are the eyes and the ears for Ottawa Riverkeeper, and work in their community on issues of their concern.
Riverwatchers identify themselves with specific sections of the Ottawa River or a tributary and become involved in ways that reflect their own interest, time and skills. Each Riverwatch group identifies the activities in their local community that may be having an impact on the river. Together, they work with Ottawa Riverkeeper to find effective solutions to their local problems.
Research: Riverwatchers are aware of the geography, history, ecology and issues in their stretch of the watershed.
Look: Riverwatchers observe their surroundings, travel the river and watch out for new developments, algae blooms, fish kills etc.
Listen: Riverwatchers listen to the local news or attend council meetings to make themselves aware of relevant issues developing in their region.
Inform: Riverwatchers inform Ottawa Riverkeeper and fellow Riverwatchers when they observe or learn about issues that may impact the river.
Organize: Riverwatchers organize meetings or events to inform their community and inspire action.
Participate: Riverwatchers help find solutions to local problems, to protect the river.
If you have an interest in becoming a Riverwatcher, please contact us! Please note that Ottawa Riverkeeper reserves the right to select Riverwatchers.