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3889 Rideau Valley Drive, P.O. Box 599, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5 | 613-692-3571

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an environmental protection and advisory agency that works with local municipalities, government agencies, special interest groups and the general public. The RVCA strives to protect watershed resources. Our goal is to have clean water, natural shorelines and sustainable land use throughout the Rideau Valley watershed.
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  What's New
  Ottawa River Hazard Mapping
Open Houses

The RVCA has just completed draft mapping of flood prone and steep slopes areas along the Ottawa River from Shirley’s Bay to Cumberland and Cardinal Creek from Ottawa River to O’Toole Road. Please join us at one of our open houses to learn how flood plain and slope delineation may affect shoreline management and development.

  Open House 1 (EAST)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014,
4 to 8 p.m.
Queenswood Heights Community Centre, 1485 Duford Dr, Orleans
Open House 2 (WEST)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
4 to 8 p.m.
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
120 Greenview Ave, Ottawa
    Contact Ferdous Ahmed
613-692-3571 ext. 1170

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To read the Media Release, click here (2014.11.18)

  tree planting video Watch our new video highlighting our tree planting programs!
  Work on the Brewer Pond Restoration Project is ongoing.
We are looking at late December for completion — click here
to learn about this project!
(posted 13.11.2014)

Work on the Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Project at the Richmond Conservation Area has now wrapped up — click here to learn about the project and see photos. (posted 31.10.2014)

October 14, 2014 — Local Study Looks at Changing Water Resources in the Mississippi-Region
    Publications / Reports     Special Projects
November Watershed Briefs
November/December Around the Rideau
RVCA — Who We Are and What We Do

Now Available!
Kemptville Creek Subwatershed Report 2013
(6.88 MB)

To view the catchment sheets for Barnes Creek, Kemptville Creek, Mud Creek, North Branch, Oxford Mills and South Branch catchments— click here.

Solutions for Shoreline Erosion — A basic Guide to Bioengineering
New! Cardinal Creek Flood Plain Mapping Project
New! Ottawa River Flood Risk Mapping Project
Otty Lake Fish Habitat Improvement Project
The Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Creation Project
Brewer Park Pond Restoration Project
Beaver Management Package — please call one of our Resource Specialists to get your package. Call 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1128 or 1132

Britannia Flood Control Project (last update July 31, 2014)
Notice of Project Approval (July 31, 2014)
Project Plan for the Proposed Britannia
     Village Flood Control Project (May 4, 2014)
Full Set of Design Drawings, issued for       review May 2, 2014
Notice of Filing Document for Review
      (May 4, 2014)
— Second Notice of Intent (February 2014)
   – English
   – French

Upper Rideau Lake Regulatory Flood Level Project
Heart's Desire Riparian Restoration Plan (last updated November 27, 2013)
Species at Risk Work in the Rideau Valley

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