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2017.05.15 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau and Ottawa Rivers: Flood Warning Extent Reduced
   
 
  2017 Releases
     
May May 15, 2017 2017.05.15 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau and Ottawa Rivers: Flood Warning Extent Reduced
  May 12, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau and Ottawa Rivers: Weekend Rain Expected To Have Minor Impact
  May 9, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau and Ottawa Rivers: Water Levels Subsiding Slowly on Ottawa and Rideau Rivers
  May 8, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau River: Rideau River Levels Reaching Peak
  May 8, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Ottawa River: Ottawa River Levels Stabilizing
  May 7, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Ottawa River: Rain Event Coming to End
  May 7, 2017

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau River: Further Heavy Rain Not Expected

  May 6, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Rideau River: Flooding to Reach April Peak
  May 5, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning, Rideau River: Flooding of Low-lying Areas Expected on Rideau System
  May 4, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Watch, Rideau River: Rain Expected to Bring Water Levels Up Again on Rideau
  May 4, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning Update, Ottawa River: Water Levels to Incease in Lower Ottawa River
  May 2, 2017

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook, Rideau River: Rain Brings Water Levels Up On Rideau

  May 2, 2017 2017.05.02 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Warning, Ottawa River: May 1 Rain Causes Return of Flood Waters In Lower Ottawa River
  May 1, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Warning: Rains This Week Threaten To Bring Back Flooding In Lower Ottawa River
     
April April 28, 2017 2017.04.28 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Watch: Flood Waters May Return on Lower Ottawa River at Ottawa
  April 21, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Watch: High Waters in Lower Parts of Ottawa River Watershed
  April 19, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Drought Condition Update: "Minor" Drought Status Rescinded
  April 19, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Watch: Flood Watch to Include Ottawa River
  April 12,2017 Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Warning Downgraded to Flood Watch
  April 10, 2017 Watershed Conditions Update — Flood Warning Update: Rideau River Water Levels Subsiding
  April 8, 207 Watershed Conditions Statement — Food Update: Rideau System Reaching Peak Water Levels
  April 7, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Warning Update: Above Normal Rainfall Causing High Water Throughout Rideau Watershed
  April 5, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Warning: Forecast Rain Will Impact Long Reach Waterfront Communities
  April 4, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Watch: Rain Bringing Spring High Waters
  April 3, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook: Forecast Rain Expected to Increase Flows Significantly
     
March March 28, 2017 RVCA Celebrates Successful Year
  March 27, 2017 2017.03.27 — RVCA Launches Strategic Plan
  March 3, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Water Safety: Deep Freeze Slows Runoff
  February February 27, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Water Safety: Potential for Low-lying Areas to be Flooded
  February 27, 2017 New Chair of the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee Announced
  February 27, 2017 Manotick announces Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Barrier Buster project; Access to Manotick’s Remembrance Park to contribute to a more inclusive and accessible Canada
  February 23, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Water Safety Update: Unusually Warm Temperatures to Reduce Snowcover
  February 21, 2017 LiVE 88.5 Carbon Neutral Forest Grows
  February 17, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement: Warming Trend Expected to Cause Unsafe Conditons
     
  January 30, 2017 2017 RVCA Annual General Meeting
  January January 19, 2017 Watershed Conditions Statement — Drought Condition Downgraded to Moderate
     
     
     
2016 Releases
     
December December 15, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement — Drought Condition Downgraded to Moderate
  December 6, 2016

RVCA Celebrates 50 Years of Conservation, see the photos here

     
November November 14, 2016 Otter-Hutton Hazard Mapping Public Open Houses
     
October October 17, 2016 Ottawa Hazard Mapping Public Open House
  October 5, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement — Drought Condition Update: Erratic Rains Means "Severe" Drought Conditions Continues
     
  September September 16, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement — Drought Condition Update: "Severe" Drought Condition Continued
  September 6, 2016 Watershed Conditons Statement — Drought Condition Update: Rideau Watershed Still in "Severe" Drought Condition

  August August 30, 2016 Improving and Doubling hte Size of a wetland/Améliorer une zone humide et en doubler la taille
  August 22, 2016 Watershed Conditons Statement — Drought Condition Update: Despite Rain, "Severe" Drought Condition Status Continued
  August 12, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Drought Update: Continued Lack of Rain Causes "Severe" Drought Condition
  August 3, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Drought Update: Drought Conditons Contines at Moderate

  July July 8, 2016 Free Site Visits to Ottawa Residents Wanting to Plant Trees

  June June 24, 2016 RVCA Officially Opens New Conservation Area
  June 13, 2016 230,000 Trees take Root Across Rideau Watershed
  June 9, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Weekend Rainfall Improves Drought Status
  June 6, 2016

Searching for New Chair of Source Protection Committee

  June 6, 2016 How Healthy is the Middle Rideau? RVCA Reports on State of Middle Rideau Subwatershed
  June 3, 2016 Watershed Conditons Statement: Drought Conditon Deepens

  May May 24, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Lack of Rain Brings Minor Drought Conditions
  May 17, 20106 PayByPhone Now At Your Local Conservation Area
  May 3, 2016 Seeking Volunteer “Scientists” for City Stream Watch Program

  April April 17, 2016 Flood Watch — Carbon Neutral LiVE 88.5 FM Grows Forest
  April 11, 2016 Flood Watch — Bobs and Christie Lake Levels Remain High
  April 7, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement —Upper Rideau Watershed Lake Levels Increasing
  April 4, 2016 Time to Take Root — Dollars Available to Plant Trees
  April 1, 2016 RVCA Celebrates 50 Years of Conservation

  March March 31, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Heavy Rain Will Increase Flows Again  
  March 15, 2016 Watershed Conditons Statement Early Freshet on the Wane
 
  March 11, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Early Freshet in Full Swing  

 
  February February 23, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety — Another Brief February Thaw  
  February 18, 2016 Brewer Park Project Wins Prestigious National Conservation Award  

 
  January January 8, 2016 Watershed Conditions Statement — Water Safety: January Thaw  
       
 
  2015 Releases
     
December December 17, 2015 This Kiosk is for the Birds
     
November November 25, 2015 Shoreline Improvements at David Bartlett Park
  Novembr 9, 2015 Register Now for Free Workshop: How to Keep Our Lakes Healthy
     
October October 15, 2015 Partners Work Together to Replace Dying Trees
     
September September 23, 2015 Registration Now Open for 2015 Lake Links Workshop
     
August August 24, 2015 New App for Algae
     
  August 17, 2015 The NCC and RVCA Team Up to Build Wetland
La CCN et le RVCA font équipe pour aménager un milieu humide
     
July July 29, 2015 Work to Begin on Motts Mills Dam Replacement
     
  July 22, 2015 Volunteers Wanted to Map Aquatic Plants
     
  July 21, 2015 Conservation Authorities Act Under Discussion and Review
     
  July 20, 2015 RVCF Welcomes Mattamy as a Conservation Partner
     
  July 13, 2015 Celebrating the New, Improved Brewer Pond
     
June June 26, 2015 Working with Local Partners RVCA Delivers on Kemptville Creek Commitment
  June 18, 2015 30,000 Trees Planted in the Rideau Valley Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Canada
  June 15, 2015 CSW Fights Back with Invasive Species Removal
  June 12, 2015 Watershed Conditions Statement: Rain in the Rideau Valley Puts End to Drought for Now
  June 3, 2015 Watershed Conditons Statement — Still Not Enough Rain in the Rideau Valley
     
May May 29, 2015 Five Million Trees Planted Since 1983
  May 20, 2015 Little Ray's Reptile Zoo Goes Carbon Neutral
  May 12, 2015 Volunteer "Scientists" Wanted for City Stream Watch Program
  May 5, 2015 Christopher Simmonds Architect Leads Carbon Neutral Trend
     
April April 22, 2015 Over 620,000 Trees Planted in West Carleton – Subsidies Available to Plant More
  April 20. 2015

Volunteers Wanted for Brewer Park Pond Community Tree Plant

  April 7, 2015 RVCA Reports on Health of Rideau Lakes Subwatershed
  April 2, 2015 Watershed Conditions Statement: No Flooding Expected from Easter Weekend Warming
     
March March 27, 2015 RVCA Celebrates Successful Year
  March 6, 2015 Watershed Conditions Statement: Spring Outlook
     
February February 27, 2015 RVCA Welcomes 2015 Board of Directors
  February 25, 2015 RVCA Poised to Plant 5 Millionth Tree
  February 7, 2015 Jock River Project Wins Prestigious National Conservation Award
     
 
  2014 Releases
     
November November 18, 2014 Ottawa Hazard Mapping Public Open Houses
     
October October 14, 2014 Local Study Looks at Changing Water Resources in the Mississippi-Region
  October 6, 2014 Volunteers "Rock" Otty Lake's Phase II Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
  October 3, 2014 TD Tree Days Plants Park in Kemptville
September September 29, 2014 Foley Mountain Takes on New Colours!
       
August August 28, 2014 Source Protection Plan Approved
Provinical Announcement (En)
Provincial Announcement (Fr)
Local Announcement (En)
Local Announcement (Fr)
  August 21, 2014 Jock River Shoreline Gets TLC
  August 15, 2014 Blue-Green Algae Bloom Confirmed at McNally's Bay on Upper Rideau Lake
  August 1, 2014 Citizen Water Watch — Report a Sighting
July July 31, 2014 Free Shoreline Makeovers in Kemptville and Surrounding Areas
  July 30, 2014 304,000+ Trees Take Root In Rideau Valley
  July 28, 2014 Fish Habitat Improvements on Otty Lake Show Great Results — Improvements Continue this Fall
  July 23, 2014 Shoreline Property Owners Get Free Makeover
  July 21, 2014 TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Supports Invasive Species Removal Along Ottawa Streams
June June 24, 2014 Brewer Park Pond Poised to Join the Rideau River
  June 23, 2014 Conservation Authorities Receive A $50,000 RBC Blue Water Grant in Support of Their Popular City Stream Watch Program
May May 30, 2014 Ontario Trillium Foundation Supports Local Research into Algae and Aquatic Plant Growth
  May 30, 2014 Posted at 3:00 p.m. — Watershed Conditions Statement
Water Levels Subsiding – Flood Warning Rescinded
  May 20, 2014

Pratt & Whitney Canada: Ten Years of Planting Local Trees!

  May 16, 2014 Posted: 3:00 p.m. Lake Levels Remain a Concern – Flood Warning Still in Effect
  May 12, 2014 Volunteer “Scientists” Wanted for City Stream Watch Program — No Experience Required!
  May 7, 2014 New Funding Available to Farmers
  May 6, 2014 300,000 Trees Taking Root in the Rideau Valley This Spring
  May 5, 2014 New Fish Habitat Feature Planned for the Jock River — Public Event to Learn More
  May 1, 2014 Posted at 2 p.m. — Flood Warning Update Statement
Lake Levels to Continue to Rise Due to Rain – Flood Warning Still in Effect
April April 29, 2014 Posted: 5 p.m. — Flood Warning Update Statement: Forecast Rain Expected to Raise Lake Levels – Flood Warning Still in Effect
  April 28, 2014 Rain Barrels Are Good for the Kids
  April 24, 014 Posted: 12:40 p.m. — Flood Warning Update Statement: Lake Levels Will Continue to Be High for Several Days
  April 23, 2014 Posted: 4:00 p.m. — Flood Warning Update Statement: Lake Levels Remain High
  April 22, 2014 OMYA Takes Clean Water Seriously WIth a Massive Tree Plant
  April 17, 2014 Posted:2:30 p.m. — Flood Wrning Update Statement: Flood Warning Update Statement: Flood Waters Continue to Drop
  April 16, 2014 Posted: 2:30 p.m. — Flood Warning Update Statement: Flood Waters Begin to Recede with the Help of Cold Temperatures
  April 15, 2015 Posted: April 15, 2014 @ 2:06 p.m.— Flood Warning Update Statement: Rain Will Increase River Flows to Peak
  April 14, 2015 Reminder: Rain Barrels in RIverside South, Good for you, the Kids and the Community
  April 14, 2014 Flood Warning Update Statement: Rain Will Increase River Flows to 2008 Levels (posted 2:00 p.m.)
  April 13, 2014 Flood Warning Update Statement: Flooding Tempered by Delay in Rainfall
  April 12, 2014 Flood Warning Statement Update: Forecast Rain Expected to Cause Extensive Flooding
  April 11, 2014 Flood Warning Statement Update: River Levels Levelling Off Temporarilty
  April 10, 2014 Flood Warning Statement Update: River Levels Still Rising
  April 9, 2014 Flood Warning Statement Update : River Levels to Continue to Increase
  April 8, 2014 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Warning: River Levels Expected to Reach Flood Stage Due To Rainfall
  April 7, 2014 Rain Barrels Save Water
  April 7, 2014 Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Watch: Warmer Temperatures, Rain to
Bring Higher Flows
  April 2, 2014 Watershed Conditions Statement — Cool Spring Temperatures Bring Slow Melt
     
March March 31, 2014 2013 Busy Year for Conservation Authority
  March 26, 2014 Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Riverside South
  March 17, 2014 OMYA Gives $10,000 for Water Conservation in the Tay
     
February February 20, 2014 Watershed Conditions Statement: Minor Thaw Means Caution Around Lakes and RIvers
  February 3, 2014 Monarch Supports Land Conservation
  January 28, 2014 Local Architect Leads the Way Outdoors
  January 20, 2014 LiVE 88.5 FM Forest Grows Again!
January January 13, 2014 Try Snowshoeing at Baxter this Winter
  January 10, 2014 Watershed Conditions Statement: Be Safe — January Thaw WIll Make Ice Cover Unstable
  January 6, 2014 Calling All Winter Adventurers! Join the fun at PA Day Camps at Baxter and Foley Mountain
     
 
  2013 Releases
     
December December 24, 2013 Foley Mountain Interpreter Wins "WIN" Award
     
October October 22, 2013 The Eastern Ontario Butternut Recovery Story
  October 16, 2013 Rainbarrelest Watershed in Ontario
  October 9, 2013 Graham Creek Improvements Continue
  October 3, 2013 Local Charity Leader Named to National Council
  October 2, 2013 Innovative Large Scale Project Brings Fish Habitat to Otty Lake
     
September September 18, 2013 Lake Links Workshop on October 19, 2013
  September 5, 2013 The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: RIver Bugs and Fly Fishing
     
August July 14, 2013 Last Chance to Participate in Algae Bloom and Aquatic Vegetation Survey
     
July July 2, 2013 New General Manager at Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  July 2, 2013 Early Monitoring Shows Chapman Mills Fish Habitat Project a Success
     
June June 25, 2013

Too Much of a Good Thing? Help us Track Algae Blooms and Excessive Aquatic Vegetation

  June 14, 2013 One Easy Way to Improve Water Quality — Spend More Time in the Hammock this Summer!
  June 4, 2013 Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Westport
  June 4, 2013 Hydro One Helps Save Butternut Trees in Eastern Ontario
     
May May 21, 2013 Improved Pathway Connection in Chapman Mills Conservation Area Now Officially Open and Ready for Use
  May 7, 201.3 Tay River Planting Day A Success!
  May 6, 201. Care About City Streams? Volunteer “Scientists” Wanted — Training Provided!
     
April April 24, 2013 Watershed Conditions Statement — Rideau River Watershed Flows Receding
  April 23, 2013 CH2M Hill Invests in Local Conservation Lands
  April 16, 2013 Capital Junk Plants Trees to Offset Carbon Emissons From Its Fleet
  April 4, 2013 Tay River Planting Day — Volunteers Needed!
  April 4, 2013 Watershed Conditions Statement —Good Maple Syrup Weather Means No Flooding
  April 3, 2013 Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Manotick!
  April 3, 2013 Greening City Shores! Community Shoreline Tree Plants Help Make Streams Healthy — Call for Volunteers
     
March March 28, 2013 April 6 is Muskie Day
  March 22, 2013 RVCA Celebrates World Water Day with the Release of the Lower Rideau Subwatershed Report
  March 13, 2013 Rain Barrel Sale Alert!
  March 11, 2013 City Rain Barrel Sales in Manotick, Smiths Falls and Westport
  March 7, 2013 WCS — Snowpack Water Content Makes Spring Flooding a Possibility
  March 7, 2013 RVCA Reminds Ice Fishers: "Clean Up When the Fun is Done"
  March 4, 2013 RVCA Completes Tay River Floodplain Mapping Project
     
February February 27, 2013 Pratt & Whitney Canada Does It Again!
  February 27, 2013 Community Information Session on Brewer Park Pond
  February 20, 2013 Chapman Mills Bridge Installation Begins March 6
  February 12, 2013 The Hope Volleyball Forest of the Future
  February 11, 2013 Christopher Simmonds Architect Leads The Carbon Neutral Trend
     
January January 28, 2013 LiVE 88.5 FM Cleans the Air Waves!
  January 24, 2013 Floodplain Mapping Studies Underway Within the City of Ottawa — Local Input Welcome
  January 21, 2013 Monarch Does it Again!
  January 17, 2013 Kick-Start Your Resolution — Get Active and Conquer Foley Mountain!
  January 16, 2013 Shell Invests in Local Streams
  January 14, 2013 Family Snowshoeing Adventures
  January 7, 2013 Kick-Start Your Resolution – Try Snowshoeing and Blaze Baxter this Winter!
  January 2, 2013 Back by Popular Demand! Winter Adventurers PA Day Camp at Baxter and Foley Mountain
     
 
  2012 Releases
     
December December 14, 2012 RVCA and Partners Celebrates 10 Years of Outstanding Stewardship Programs
  December 13, 2012 Brewer Park Pond Rejoining the Rideau
  December 6, 2012 Accora Villiage Values Healthy Streams
     
November November 23, 20012 RVCA Open House: Draft Flood Mapping For the Tay River
  November 27, 2012 Foley Mountain Goes Solar Thanks fo Northland Power
     
October October 28, 2012

Watershed Conditions Statement: Winds Expected to be the Worst of Hurricane Sandy

  October 16, 2012 RVCA Offers Free Shoreline Restoration Projects
  October 15, 2012 Rainbarrel Capital of Ontario?
  October 2, 2012 Low Water Condition Continued in Kemptville Creek Sub-Watershed at Level I
     
September September 27, 2012 Climate Change — How to Build Resiliency in Our Lakes
  September 26, 2012 $250,000 Gift to Conservation
  September 19, 2012 Walmart Canada, Evergreen & Ottawa Sustainability Fund Help Restore the Health of a Local Creek
  September 17, 2012 The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: River Bugs and Fly Fishing — Opportunity for Volunteers
  September 12, 2012 RVCA to Provide Hands-on Aquatic Fun at Upcoming Tay River Watershed Discovery Day
     
August August 29, 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Comes to Sawmill Creek — Opportunity for Volunteers!
  August 23, 2012 Jason Kelly Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Mubilee Medal
  August 16, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Level II Low Water Conditions Continued
     
July July 26, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Level II Low Water Conditions Continued
  July 20, 2012 Watershed Condtions Statement: Level II Low Water Conditions Continued
  July 13, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Level II Low Water Conditions Confirmed
  July 4, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Low Water Conditions Update
     
June
June 25, 2012 RVCA Launches Tay River Floodplain Mapping Project — Local Input Welcome
  June 22, 2012 RVCA Launches Tay River Floodplain Mapping Project — Local Input Welcome
June 6, 2012 Over 19,000 New Trees and Shrubs Protect Community Shorelines
     
May May 14, 2012 Green Motion Travel: Ottawa's First Carbon Neutral Travel Agent
  May 14, 2012 Hope Volleyball & Conservation, Seeking Volunteers to Help Out at the Event
  May 10, 2012 TransCanada Corporation Supports Local Outdoor Education Centre
  May 7, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Low Water Conditions Update
  May 3, 2012 Volunteer "Scientists" Wanted For City Stream Watch Program – No Experience Required!
  May 2, 2012 Memorial Benches in the Rideau Valley
     
April April 24, 2012 Molson Coors Supports Permanent Pedestrian Pathway Bridge at Chapman Mills!
  April 19, 2012 Conservation Winnters Unveiled
  April 17, 2012 RVCA Salutes Tay River Subwatershed Landowners -- Half a Million Trees Planted
  April 12, 2012 Volunteers Wanted for Community Tree Planting
  April 11, 2012 Earth Day Community Shoreline Tree Plant and Cleanup — Call for Volunteers
  April 5, 2012 Watershed Conditions Statement: Low Water Conditions Start Early
  April 4, 2012 Comment of Draft Drinking Water Policies
  April 3, 2012 Finalists Announced for 2011 Tri-Valley Conservation Awards
     
March March 28, 2012 Last Week to Order Your Charity Rain Barrels
  March 26, 2012 Protecting the Land You Love Forever
  March 14, 2012 Trees Are Good Medicine
  March 15, 2012 RVCA to Host Tay Open House
  March 7, 2012 Christopher Simmonds Does It Again!
     
February February 27, 2012 Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Manotick
  February 21, 2012 Resilient Rideau Watersheds Supported by Ottawa Sustainability Fund
  February 16, 2012 Drummond Report Imacts Conservation Authorities
  February 6, 2012 Ontario Land Trust Supports Local Wetland Protection
     
January January 23, 2012 Canada Lands Company Supports Tree Planting
  January 23, 2012 Please Help Us Install a Permanent Pedestrian Bridge at Chapman Mills
  January 19, 2012 Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation Supports Winter Programs at Foley Mountain
  January 16, 2012 Family Showshoeing Adventures
  January 13, 2012 Winter Adventurers Day Camp at Foley Mountain
  January 9, 2012 Winter Adventurers Day Camps in Kars and Manotick
  January 5, 2012 Blaze Baxter Trails this Winter!
  January 2, 2012 Conquer Foley Mountain this Winter
  2011 Releases
December December 7, 2011 GIve the Gift of Nature!
  December 2, 2011 Watershed Conditions Bulletin: Level 1 Low Water Conditions Continue
November November 9, 2011 Drinking Water Open Houses Start Next Week
  November 8, 2011 Watershed Conditons Bulletin: — Level 1 Low Water Conditions Continue
October October 27 Pratt & Whitney Canada Invests Again in a Greener Rideau Valley
  October 4, 2011 Hutton Marsh Water Levels at the Motts Mills Dam
September September 30, 2011 10th Annual Lake Links Workshop
  September 29, 2011 New Fish Habitat at Chapman Mills
  September 27, 201 Watershed Conditons Bulletin: Level 1 Low Water Condition Declaration
  September 27, 2011 Input Welcome on Perth Wildlife Reserve Management Plan
  September 23, 2011 Hutton Marsh Water Levels at the Motts Mills Dam
  September 20, 2011 Volunteer Tree Planters Needed on Billberry Creek
  September 14, 2011 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
August August 29, 2011

The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: River Bugs and Fly Fishing

  August 16, 2011 Jock River Subwatershed Report — Now Available
  August 8, 2011 Watershed Conditions Bulletin: Low Summer Stream Flows
July July 20, 2011 Have you seen an American Eel?
  July 14, 2011 RVCA Celebrates Watershed's Four Millionth Tree
June June 20, 2011 Making Shorelines Natural Project Plants 6,200 Trees and Shrubs
  June 20, 2011 Making Shorelines Natural Project Plants 6,200 Trees and Shrubs—Thanks to the 200+ Volunteers!
  June 14, 2011 Helpful New Handbook to Protect Eroding Shores
  June 2, 2011 Foley Mountain Celebrates Park Improvements
  June 2, 2011 Canadian Rivers Day Stream Clean Up in Ottawa
May May 17, 2011 Bad Weather Causes Damage to Shorelines
  May 10, 2011 Volunteer Opportunities with City Stream Watch
  May 4, 2011 Watch for Stream Bank Erosion and Landslide Hazards
  May 3, 2011 Rideau Water Levels OK
April April 29, 2011 Ottawa River Headed Towards Spring High Flow
  April 27,2011 LiVE 88.5 Goes Carbon Neutral
  April 27, 2011 Flood Advisory Update
  April 25, 2011 Flood Advisory
  April 21, 2011 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
  April 19, 2011 Busineess Alert! Fraudulent Fundraiser By Telephone
  April 18, 2011 Serious Tree Planting Going on Here — Four Million Trees Since 1983!
  April 14, 2011 Memorial Tree Planting Available
  April 11, 2011 Community Shoreline Tree Plants with City Stream Watch! Call for Volunteers
  April 6, 2011 Community Shoreline Tree Plants with City Stream Watch — Call for Volunteers
  April 5, 2011 World Water Day Backgrounder — How Can You Help Protect Our Water?
  April 4, 2011 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
March March 30, 2011 World Water Day Backgrounder — Who Protects Our Water?
  March 28, 2011 Steve Simmering Conservation Land Endowment
  March 23, 2011 Free Shoreline Planting Project in Ottawa Neighbourhood
  March 21, 2011 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
  March 16, 2011 Watershed Condtions Bulletin
  March 9, 2011 Watershed Condtions Bulletin
  March 7, 2011 World Water Day Backgrounder — How Much Water Do We Have?
  March 7, 2011 World Water Day Backgrounder — The Importance of Water
  March 4, 2011 Watershed Condtions Bulletin
February February 23, 2011 RVCA Searches for American Eels
  February 21, 2011 Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. goes Carbon Neutral
  February 15, 2011 Watershed Condtions Bulletin
  February 2, 2011 RVCA Welcomes New Board Structure and New Board of Directors for 2011
January January 18, 2011 New Flood Mapping for the Tay River
 
 
 
2010 News Releases
December December 7, 2010 Monarch Supports Land Conservation
November November 23, 2010 Fish Habitat Mapping Update
  November 22, 2010 Landscapes from Home, Art Show in the Conservation Centre
  November 15, 2010 Fish Habitat Creation Projects at Chapman Mills
  November 1, 2010

Ontarians Encouraged to Show Off Their Favourite Conservation Area

October October 25, 2010 Environment Canada Invests in Ottawa's Local Creeks
  October 21, 2010 Conservation Award Winners 2010
  October 13, 2010 New Report to Protect Local Drinking Water
  October 6, 2010 Lake Links Workshop and Learning Session
September September 15, 2010 Seeking Willing Landowners for Tree Planting
  September 7, 2010 An Invitation to Watershed Discovery Day
  September 7, 2010 The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: River Bugs and Flying Fish
  September 2, 2010 TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Orleans
August August 25, 2010 Fish Habitat Mapping
  August 5, 2010 Invasive Species Removal Opportunity for Volunteers
July July 22, 2010 Vacancy on the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
June June 29, 2010 RVCA Honoured with Education Award
  June 10, 2010 An important message to supporters of Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation
  June 3, 2010 Middle Rideau Subwatershed Report — Now Available
  June 3, 2010 Third Tri-Valley Conservation Awards Moves East to South Nation Watershed
  June 2, 2010 Low Water in the Rideau Valley
  June 2, 2010 One Million Vigorouos New Trees
May May 27, 2010 Canadian Rivers Day Cleanup
  May 27, 2010 Volunteering on Brassil's Creek
  May 3, 2010 $418,000 Under Clean Water Act For Local Land Stewardship in the Mississippi-Rideau
April April 22, 2010 Volunteer Opportunties with City Stream Watch
  April 22, 2010 Community Tree Plant — Call for Volunteers
  April 16, 2010 Protecting Drinking Water in Carleton Place, Perth and Smiths Falls
March March 11, 2010 Protecting Ottawa's Drinking Water
  March 4, 2010 Watershed Conditions Bulletin — March 4, 2010
February February 9, 2010 Got Advice for MOE on Source Protection Plans?
January January 27, 2010 Audette Foundatioon Improves Accessibility at Local Conservation Areas
  January 25, 2010 Watershed Conditons Bulletin — January 25, 2010
  January 24, 2010 Ontario Supports Baxter Conservation Area
  January 20, 2010 Vacancy on the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
  January 14, 2010 A Fresh Look at Fresh Water
 
 
2009 News Releases
November November 16, 2009 Rideau Valley Trail & Habitat Guide
October October 22, 2009 Conservation Authorities Salute the Volunteer Community — Tri-valley Conservation Awards
  October 19, 2009 Monarch Invests in Environmental Land
  October 19, 2009 Making a Difference — How to Protect your Lake
  October 9, 2009 Making Shorelines Natural Again
September September 29, 2009 Tay River Flood Risk Mapping Open House
  September 14, 2009 The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: River Bugs and Fly Fishing — Opportunity for Volunteers
  September 11, 2009 Public Information Sessions Updated Regulation Limit Mapping
  September 8, 2009 TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Ottawa — Call for volunteers for Saturday, September 19th
  September 8, 2009 Public Information Sessions — Updated Regulation Limits Mapping
July July 20, 2009 Invasive Species Removal, Volunteers Wanted
  July 8, 2009 Got Advice for MOE on Source Protection Plans?
  July 6, 2009 Drinking Water Open Houses in Almonte, Richmond and Westport
June June 29, 2009 Algae: Too Much of a Good Thing?
  June 25, 2009 Seeking Unsung Environmental Heroes — Tri-Valley Conservation Awads Moves West to the Mississippi
May May 29, 2009 Canadian Rivers Day Cleanup
  May 28, 2009 Backgrounder — Mid-year Resolution
  May 27, 2009 Drinking Water Open Houses in Carp, Kemptville and Merrickville
  May 25, 2009 Tri-Valley Awards Gala Moves West to the Mississippi Watershed (nomination form included)
  May 20, 2009 Mattamy Pleads Guilty to Flood Plain Violation
  May 19, 2009 RVCA Plants Over 150,000 Trees in 2009 Seeking New Sites for 2010
  May 14, 2009 Two Vacancies on the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
April April 28, 2009 Community Shoreline Tree Plant On Green's Creek — Call for Volunteer!
  April 28, 2009 Bilberry Creek to Get Some New Trees and Shrubs, Volunteers Needed!
  April 17, 2009 Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!
  April 14, 2009 New Kemptville Creek Flood Mapping Now Available
  April 6, 2009 Do Wetlands in the Rideau Valley Reduce Flooding?
  April 3, 2009 RVCA is still Forecasting a "Lower than Average" Spring Flood
March March 26, 2009 Little Chance of Flooding This Spring
  March 19, 2009 Backgrounder — Healthy Wetlands Make Healthy Communities
  March 5, 2009 2009 Rideau River Spring Runoff — Long Rang Outlook
  March 2, 2009 Keeping Kids Safe
February February 13, 2009 Financial Assistance Under the Clean Water Act
  February 9, 2009 Watershed Conditions Bulletin: Safety Advised
  February 2, 2009 World Wetland Day February 2
 
 
2008 News Releases
November November 18, 2008 Another Major Ecogift from Monarch Homes
October October 23, 2008 Conservation Authorities Salute the Community!
  October 16, 2008 7th Annual Lake Links Workshop Coming Up in Perth
  October 15, 2008 Jock River Photo Contest for Students
  October 10, 2008 Conservation Awards Gala Evening Highlights Community Work
  October 2, 2008 Central Frontenac Celebrates New Bridge and Trail at Meisel Woods Conservation Area
September September 29, 2008 McGarry Family Reaches Tree Planting Milestone
  September 24, 2008 Looking for a Willing Landowner Who Wants Free Site Preparation, Trees and Tree Planting Next Spring
  September 15, 2008 TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Ottawa — Call for Volunteers for Monday, September 22
  September 9, 2008 The Ultimate Aquatic Workshop: RIver Bugs and Fly Fishing, opportunity for volunteers
  September 8, 2008 Planting Trees Next Spring Starts Now!
August August 25, 2008 Sawmill Creek Cleanup Phase 2,
Call for volunteers for Saturday, Spetember 6
  August 20, 20058 Source Protection Committee Fall Meetings Cancelled
  August 19, 2008 Looking for Unsung Environmental Heros
  August 1, 2008 Sawmill Creek Cleanup
July July 10, 2008 Shoreline Resolution in Progress
  July 7, 2008 Check Your Watershed Day! Call for Volunteers for Saturday,
July 19
  July 4, 2008 Conservation Partners Plant 98,000 Trees in Rural Ottawa
  July 2, 2008 Tools to Protect the Value of Your Lake Property
June June 25, 2008 Another Piece of the Clean Water Picture is Here
  June 25, 2008 Wanted: Candidates for New Envionmental Award of Excellence
  June 6, 2008 New Life at the Old Perth Wildlife Reserve
  June 2, 200 RBC Invites You to Explore Conservation Areas
May May 28, 2008 Canada Rivers Day, Sunday June 8
  May 23, 2008 Drinking Water Open Houses in Your Community
  May 20, 2008 A Healthy Septic System is a Key to Healthy Drinking Water
  May 7, 2008 Greens Creek — Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!
  May 5, 2008 RVCA to Host Municipal Drain Information Day
April April 23, 2008

Volunteer City Stream Watchers Needed!

  April 22, 2008 Water Budget
  April 22, 2008

RVCA Plants 150,000 Trees in 2008
Seeking New Sites for 2009

  April 14, 2008 #4 Flood Warning — Termination
  April 11, 2008 # 3 Flood Warning — Update
  April 9, 2008 #2 Flood Warning — Update
  April 7, 2008 #1 Flood Warning
  April 4, 2008 #4 Flood Advisory — Update
March March 28, 2008 #3 Flood Advisory — Update
  March 27, 2008 #2 Flood Advisory — Update
  March 19, 2008 #1 Flood Advisory
  March 14, 2008 Shoreline Work Restrictions for Fish Spawning
  March 7, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulleltin — 2008 Rideau River Spring Runoff — Long Range Outlook
  March 4, 2008 Otty Lake Management Plan Completed
February February 29, 2008 New Rideau Valley Conservation Centre Opens
  February 11, 2008 Use it, Maintain it or Abandon it
  Februray 11, 2008 Keeping Kids Safe
  February 1, 2008 Next Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee Meeting February 7
January January 18, 2008 Goulbourn-Stittsville Sanitation Partners with Conservation
  January 14, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
UPDATE — Flood Watch Ended
  January 11, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
UPDATE — Flows Have Peaked — Flood Watch Continues
  January 10, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
UPDATE —Rideau Valley Watercourses at or Near Peak — Flood Watch Continues
  January 09, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
UPDATE — Flood Watch & Possibility of Nuisance Flooding Continues
  January 08, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
UPDATE—Flood Watch Continues,Possibility of “Nuisance Flooding” by Late Thursday
  January 8, 2008

Christie Lake Secures Support for Lake Management Plan

  January 4, 2008 Watershed Conditions Bulletin
 
 
2007 News Releases
December December 20, 2007 Statement About Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
  December 18, 2007 Groundwater 101
  December 6, 2007 First Source Protection Committee Meeting for Mississippi-Rideau
  December 3, 2007 Monterey Inn Resourt Big Supporter of New RIdeau Valley Conservation Centre
November November 27, 2007 Healthy Butternuts — The Search Continues
  November 25, 2007 Tomlinson Helps RVCA Turn Safely
  November 14, 2007 Rideau Valley Conservation Centre Blends into Park Setting
  November 5, 2007 Christopher Simmonds Designs Ottawa's Most Environmentally-Friendly Public Building
  November 5, 2007

Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection
Committee Members Announced

October October 25, 2007 City Stream Watch and Boy Scouts Team Up to Clean Up Local Creeks
  October 25, 2007 Public Meeting to Discuss the Future Operation of the Hearts Desire Weir
  October 24, 2007 Regional Outdoor Educators Win Provincial Awards
  October 23, 2007 6th Annual Lake Linkds Workshop Held in Perth
  October 11, 2007 Final Heritage Building on Dickinson Square
  October 2, 2007 Another Successful Cleanup on Sawmill Creek
September September 21, 2007 Low Water Levels in Rideau Watershed
  September 6, 2007 Your Chance to Get Involved: Seeking Members for the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protecton Committee
  September 4, 2007 Janet Stavinga to Chair Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
  September 4, 2007 City Stream Watch Event — Stream Cleanup
August August 14, 2007 Trinity Development Foundation Supports Stream Research in Ottawa
July July 25, 2007 Rideau valley Conservation Award Winners
  July 23, 2007 Money for Tree Planting in the City of Ottawa
  July 11, 2007 Riverside South Community Gets a New School and a Healthy Stream Environment
  July 9, 2007 Report on RIverside South High School Fish Habitat Technical Meeting, July 9
  July 6, 2007 Pratt & Whitney Canada Keeps on Getting Greener
June June 21, 2001 Seeking Chair for the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee
May May 29, 2007 Young White Pine Commemorates Watershed Strategy
  May 10, 2007 New Community Dock Celebration at W.A. Taylor Conservation Area
  May 7, 2007 Now Available — Updated Kemptville Creek Watershed Plan
  May 3, 2007 Seeking Candidates for Conservation Award
  May 2, 2007 Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!
April April 30, 2007 Vounteers Wanted for River Cleanup
  April 30, 2007 Bridlewood Community Shoreline Tree Plant at the Monahan Stormwater Ponds
— Call for Volunteers —
  April 30, 2007 Volunteers Wanted for RIver Cleanup
  April 19, 2007 Your Chance to Influence How the Clean Water Act Will Work
  April 13, 2007 Children's Water Festival Returns
March March 20, 2007 Where are the Healthy Butternut Trees?
  March 19, 2007 Shoreline Work Restrictions for Fish Spawning
  March 19, 2007 Community Investement in Foley Mountain Tops $1 Million
  March 9, 2007 2007 Rideau River Spring Runoff — Long Range Outlook
February
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January January 29, 2007 Monarch Does it Again!
  January 26, 2007 RVCA 2007 Board of Directors
  January 17, 2006 Public Comment on Source Protection Committees
 
 
2006 News Releases
December

December 15, 2006
December 15, 2006

December 12, 2006

December 8, 2006


Snowmobilers & RVCA Install New Safety Features
Ground Broken for New Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Headquarters in Beryl Gaffney Park

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Makes Gift to Conservation Areas
The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston Helps Recreation Facilities Near Crow Lake Villiage

November

November 22, 2006
November 19, 2006

November 16, 2006

Site Preparations Begin for New RVCA Office
Audette Foundation Improves Visitor Services at Local Conservation Areas

Streamflows Above Normal: Caution Advised
October

October 20, 2006

October 16, 2006

Mississippi-Rideau Applaud Passage of
Clean Water Act

Happy World Water Monitoring Day!

September

September 29, 2006

September 28, 2006
September 28, 2006
September 26, 2006

Official Dedication of the
New Curtis Conservation Area

Trees Please in the Rideau Valley
Money for Tree Planting in the City of Ottawa
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Sawmill Creek a Huge Success

August
August 15, 2006
The Water Budget
July
July 21, 2006
July 14, 2006
July 07, 2006
July 04, 2006

July 04, 2006
Opportunity to Comment on the Clean Water Act
The Water Cycle
Clean Water is the Only Goal
Baxter Conservation Area Offers Outstanding Day Camps
RVCA Plants Three Millionth Tree
June

June 30, 2006
June 19, 2006
June 19, 2006
June 16, 2006
June 15, 2006
June 06, 2006

Source Water Protection: The Two-minute Version
Two Families Win Conservation Awards
Oceans day Cleanup on Pinecrest Creek a Huge Success
Grants Available for Clean Water Projects
No Metres on Wells Around Here
Mississippi-Rideau Source Water Protection Studies in Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place
May

May 29, 2006
May 18, 2006

Shoreline Cleanup—Pinecrest Creek, Saturday June 10
Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!

April

April 24, 2006
April 21, 2006
April 19, 2006
April 13, 2006
April 13, 2006
April 11, 2006
April 10, 2006

Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!
RICHCRAFT Forest Cempletes Dragon Boat Pledge
Another Tree Planting Gift from the McGarry Family
Lake Monitoring Workshop to be Held in Perth
Second Reading of the Clean Water Act
Community Shoreline Tree Plant on Sawmill Creek
Children's Water Festival is Coming

March

March 27, 2006
March 16, 2006
March 14, 2006
March 10, 2006
March 03, 2006

Shoreline Work Restrictions for Fish Spawning
Local CAs Salute World Water Day, March 12
Best Use Study — RVCA Buildings in Dickinson Square
Tree Canada Invests in Butternuts
2006 Rideau River Spring Runoff — Long-range Outlook

January

January 16, 2005
January 13, 2005

RVCA Will Be Moving
$75,000 OTF Grant Plans Seed for Future Forests
 
 
2005 News Releases

December 2005
December 5, 2005 Public Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting to Discuss Rideau Lakes Watershed Plan

November 2005
November 17, 2005 Ontario Moves to Protect the Local Environment
November 16, 2005 Otty Lake is Number One
November 14, 2005 Updated Flood Risk Mapping of the Jock River
November 07, 2005 OMYA (Canada) Gives Generously Again
November 07, 2005 Vetrans Instrumental in Early Conservation Efforts

October 2005
October 13, 2005 Home Depot Puts Down Roots in the Rideau Valley
October 06, 2005 Changes to Environmental Protection Regulations

September 2005
September 28, 2005 Level 1 Drought Watch Continues in Rideau Watershed
September 22, 2005 Mattamy Homes Helps Natural Areas
September 15, 2005 Sawmill Creek Cleanup
September 13, 2005 RVCA to Plant 3 Millionth Tree in 2006
September 12, 2005 Level 1 Drought Continues in Rideau Watershed
September 02, 2005 Tomlinson Makes Conservation Gift

August 2005
August 29, 2005 Parts of Rideau Watershed in Level 1 Drought Conditions
August 24, 2005 Pratt & Whitney Canada Plants More Trees
August 10, 2005 Grants Available to Protect Water

July 2005
July 04, 2005 McGarry Family's Living Memorials
July 08, 2005 Rideau Lakes Meeting on July 16

May 2005
May 31, 2005 Monarch Invests in the Environnment
May 20, 2005 Conservation Areas Supported
May 20, 2005 FENDOCK Extends Baxter Camping Program
May 18, 2005 New Date for Stream Watch Training
May 10, 2005 Seeking Candidates for Conservation Award
May 02, 2005 Volunteer Stream Watchers Needed!

April 2005
April 29, 2005 Ottawa's Dragon Boats Go Carbon Neutral
April 11, 2005 In-water Work Restrictions for Fish Spawning
April 07, 2005 Lake Monitoring Workshop to be Held in Westport

March 2005
March 02, 2005 Huge Land Gift on the Rideau

February 2005
February 14, 2005 $15,000 In Fines For Unauthorized Stream Changes

January 2005
January 27, 2005 Community Stream Projects Nets Success
January 21, 2005 Baxter Conservation Area Gets $35,000 Grant