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People removing garbage from riverbanks.
A Project team at work.

Join a Community Group

Would you like to join the ranks of a group of people who, like you, feel concerned about the preservation of the Rideau River? Why not contact one of these community or environmental groups?

Smiths Falls to Burritts Rapids
Big Rideau Lake Association 613.267.5757 or 613.272.0243
Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum 613.258.3415

Arrow.
Arrow.
   
Bullet.
   
Arrow.
Friends of the Rideau River 613.737.6480 or 613.283.5810
Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata.
Pickerelweed,
Pontederia cordata
.
Grenville-Carleton Conservation and Sportsman's Club 613.489.2424
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club 613.722.3050
Rideau Environmental Action League 613.284.8338
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613.692.3571
Burritts Rapids to Long Island  
Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum 613.258.3415
Friends of the Jock River 613.823.3643
Friends of the Rideau River 613.737.6480 or
613.283.5810
Grenville-Carleton Conservation and Sportsman's Club 613.489.2424
Muskies Canada 613.730.0651
Ottawa-Carleton Rural Stewardship Council 613.692.0014
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club 613.722.3050
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613.692.3571
Long Island to Hogs Back
Action Sandy Hill 613.235.4204 or
613.995.6605
Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum 613.258.3415
Environment Committee of Ottawa South 613.737.6480 or
613.247.4872
Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum 613.258.3415
Friends of the Jock 613.823.3643
Friends of the Rideau River 613.737.6480 or
613.283.5810
Muskies Canada 613.730.0651
Ottawa-Carleton Rural Stewardship Council 613.692.0014
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club 613.722.3050
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613.692.3571
Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association 613.739.3485
Hogs Back to Rideau Falls
Smooth green snake, Opheodrys vernalis.
Smooth green snake,
Opheodrys vernalis.
Action Sandy Hill 613.235.4204 or
613.995.6605
Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum 613.258.3415
Environment Committee of Ottawa South 613.737.6480 or
613.247.4872
Friends of the Jock River 613.823.3643
Friends of the Rideau River 613.737.6480 or
613.283.5810
Muskies Canada 613.730.0651
Ottawa-Carleton Rural Stewardship Council 613.692.0014
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club 613.722.3050
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 613.692.3571
Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association 613.739.3485


Painted turtle, Chrysemys picta.
Painted turtle,
Chrysemys picta.
Worth Doing
Since the spring of 1992, the Environmental Committee of Ottawa South has undertaken many initiatives to improve Brewer Park, in Ottawa. ECOS's goal was to create a sustainable nature reserve in the heart of the city of Ottawa. Some of their enhancement activities included the construction of fish and turtle habitat, restoration of the shoreline through the planting of trees, and the construction of a footbridge, a lookout and an interpretation centre.

As a result, Brewer Park in now a biodiversity haven on the Rideau River! The mixture of fast rapids, slow moving water, and deep and shallow pools is ideal for a diversity of aquatic species. The revegetation of the shoreline has created areas for wildlife to inhabit, and areas for humans to observe it. [24]

 

A Project of the Canadian Museum of Nature
  
 Images: Ruben Boles, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ed Hendrycks