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January 05, 2022

Regan Van Dusen

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead inter-municipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. It’s our job to make sure that the water is looked after by everyone in today ’s society so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a clean, healthy, functioning watershed. We also provide residents with close-to-home natural area and programs that are accessible and affordable. We currently own and maintain a network of nine Conservation Areas and an additional 4,500 acres of environmental land.

You would be working at the Baxter Conservation Area located just south of Kars, ON.
There is no public transportation to the worksite. Candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

Schedule is 3 days per week, Monday through Friday for a total of 21 hours per week.
Additional shifts may be available on other weekdays and occasional evenings and weekends.

You will assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of virtual outdoor and environmental education programs for children and adults of all ages from preschool to post-secondary studies at Baxter Conservation Area. Virtual program participants include school groups, community groups and day camps. Our Virtual Interpreter will be working both inside and outside facilitating virtual programs in all kinds of weather conditions. In the virtual interpreter position, you will primarily provide virtual learning experiences to school groups. You may also act as a resource person in the Interpretive Centre and you may assist in delivering services to visitors such as answering questions about the park and programs, selling park passes and monitoring for valid park passes. You will also help maintain the cleanliness and safety features of our park facilities. Additional shifts may include working as a substitute educator with our Forest School Program. Work with Forest School is on an on-call basis.

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in education, early childhood education, environmental studies, natural science, outdoor recreation or a related program. A Teacher’s certificate and strong knowledge of the naturalworld are considered strong assets.
  • Previous experience planning, delivering, and evaluating virtual education programs.
  • Previous experience planning and delivering programming for children in an educational or recreational setting in
  • English and/or French.
  • Experience with the Forest School model as well as play-based learning, risky play, loose parts, inquiry-based
  • learning, and a child centered learning environment is an asset.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide an affirmative “Vulnerable Sector Check”.
  • Standard First Aid & CPR certification is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of the natural world is an asset.
  • Bilingualism is considered a strong asset.

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors, have an enthusiastic attitude towards working with children and have a strong commitment to the environment and the protection of land and water resources, please send us your resume and cover letter no later than 4:00pm December 31, 2021 via email to: .

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for consideration. We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

December 15, 2021

Transition Plan

(WCS - RO6/2021)
December 10, 2021 – Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm starting the evening of Friday, Dec. 10 and continuing through Saturday night. This forecasted rainfall together with mild temperatures will melt snow and create runoff, causing all water levels and flows to increase throughout the Rideau Valley Watershed.

Because of a wet fall season, most water levels and flows are currently above normal. Although this rain and snow-melt event will not cause significant flooding, it could cause localized flooding in small watercourses, urban areas and ditches.  

The RVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all waterbodies and remind children about the dangers of playing near open water. Residents are reminded to make sure their sump pumps are in good working condition and to help reduce ponding by keeping ditches, culverts, and storm drains clear of obstructions. 

This watershed conditions statement is in effect until Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5 PM or until an update has been issued.

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More Information:
Contact: Brian Stratton, RVCA Manager Engineering Services
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

613-692-6804, 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1141

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is a partnership of municipalities within the Rideau Valley watershed created under the Conservation Authorities Act to deliver a range of programs in watershed management and natural resource conservation.

RVCA Watershed Conditions Statements:

  • Water Safety – High flows, unstable banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
  • Flood Outlook – Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts, calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams and/or lakeshore flooding or erosion.
  • Flood Watch – Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individuals in flood prone areas should prepare.
  • Flood Warning – Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.

 

November 29, 2021

Marissa Grondin

Project Status: Active

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed a hazard mapping study for Stevens Creek from Malakoff Road to the Rideau River in the City of Ottawa.

These maps have been traditionally known as “floodplain mapping” or “regulation mapping” and they show areas that are prone to natural hazards such as flooding, erosion and natural environment features such as wetlands. 

When completed, the mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa when updating their Official Plan and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation.

Due to Covid 19, we are not holding an in-person public open house. Instead, we invite you to contact an RVCA Resource Specialists at 613-692-3571 (toll-free 1-800-267-3504) extension 1193 or 1132 or . If you prefer, we can book individual or small group meetings on-line or in person to discuss local impacts and concerns. This is also an opportunity to learn how flood risks and slope stability hazards may affect shoreline management and/or development in the City of Ottawa. Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, slope failure, erosion, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping.

This study is just one of several ongoing hazard mapping studies taking place in the watershed. For a complete list on ongoing work, click here.

    OTTAWA, November 23, 2021 — The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is asking for public input on a new hazard mapping study for Stevens Creek in the City of Ottawa. 

    The study considers the risk of flooding, erosion and other hazards along Stevens Creek from Malakoff Road to the Rideau River. Members of the public are invited to review the draft regulation and hazard maps during a public consultation period between November 29, 2021 and January 13, 2022.

    The new mapping shows areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding and unstable slopes, or that have natural environmental features such as wetlands. The mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa when updating its Official Plans and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the RVCA’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation.

    The goal of this mapping is to help ensure sound planning decisions are made — keeping people and property safe. Accurate engineered hazard mapping is the foundation of effective floodplain and resource management. 

    Members of the public are encouraged to review the draft mapping (available online at www.rvca.ca/stevens-creek) and connect with an RVCA Resource Specialist to understand how the mapping may affect their property. Due to COVID-19, we are not holding an in-person public open house. Instead, we invite you to contact an RVCA Resource Specialist via: 

    • email: 
    • phone: 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1132 or 1193

    Individual or small group meetings on-line or in person can also be booked to discuss local impacts and concerns.

    Conservation Authority staff also welcome local input on the mapping, including historical records of past flood events, slope failures, erosion, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping. 

    This study is just one of several ongoing hazard mapping studies taking place in the watershed. For a complete list of ongoing work, please visit www.rvca.ca. Learn more about the hazard mapping process in this short video:

     

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    Contact Us

    Address:
    Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
    3889 Rideau Valley Drive
    Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

    Phone:
    613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

    Email:

    Hours:

    Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Member of: conservation ontario