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      Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization, is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecologil health and future.


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      Behind the Scenes: Water Quality Monitoring at Ottawa Riverkeeper!
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      Behind the Scenes: Water Quality Monitoring at Ottawa Riverkeeper!

      As the summer comes into full swing, so does Ottawa Riverkeeper’s recreational water quality monitoring program. This program involves monitoring E. Coli levels in water at lol beaches, in order to promote public safety and warn of swimming advisories when applible.
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      A Rafting Adventure with the Youth Water Leaders!
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      A Rafting Adventure with the Youth Water Leaders!

      This month, the Youth Water Leaders set out to challenge themselves during a three day urban kaya-rafting expedition on the Ottawa River. With the support of Boreal River Adventures, the youth were able to experience the power of the river like never before.
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      The Youth Water Leaders Explore Science and Conservation
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      The Youth Water Leaders Explore Science and Conservation

      In the last couple weeks the Youth Water Leaders have learned about fisheries science, invasive species, and human impacts on freshwater ecosystems.
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      Massive cleanups held in the region of the Pacte d’Amitié!
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      Massive cleanups held in the region of the Pacte d’Amitié!

      Over the course of two cleanups in Thurso and Hawkesbury, volunteers collected over 1400lbs of trash from the shorelines of the Ottawa River! More cleanups are planned over the summer as part of this ongoing partnership with the Pacte d’Amitié.
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      Youth Water Leaders & Environmental Justice
      Youth

      Youth Water Leaders & Environmental Justice

      A month into the program, the 2022 cohort of Youth Water Leaders are learning about issues of environmental justice, sustainability, indigenous relations to water and land, and have begun getting out into the field to explore the watershed.
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      Launching the 2022 Cohort of the Youth Water Leaders Program!
      Youth

      Launching the 2022 Cohort of the Youth Water Leaders Program!

      The 2022 cohort of the Youth Water Leaders Program has been launched! These incredible youth will be spending the next 8 months learning about the watershed, creating projects to help protect the river, and building the skills to be lifelong water protectors.
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