Riverwatch Program – Keeping the Ottawa River Healthy

Riverwatch Program - Keeping the Ottawa River Healthy

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Project End Date: Ongoing


Ottawa Riverkeeper has over 70 volunteer Riverwatchers spanning the river from Temiscaming to Lake of Two Mountains. Our Riverwatchers help to inform our work throughout the watershed and have contributed to initiatives such as our real-time reporting campaign and our study on microplastics.

Throughout the Ottawa River watershed, individuals and community groups are concerned about the health of the river and want to help to protect it. By working together, we can speak with one strong, clear voice in support of a swimmable, drinkable, fishable river. Our Riverwatchers are critical to these efforts.

Riverwatchers identify themselves with specific sections of the river or a tributary and become involved in ways that reflect their own interest, time and skills. Each Riverwatcher determines the activities they would like to participate in within their local community. Together, they work with Ottawa Riverkeeper to find effective solutions to their local problems.


Contact Us:

Riverwatch Coordinator
Email: lholman@ottawariverkeeper.ca

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Project entered on: July 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

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