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An absolutely stunning 1.55-acre parcel on Long Lake has been added to the conservation lands fold! This property abuts Mica Mines and is part of the North Shore Big Rideau Lake provincially significant wetland. It’s home to important species at risk like whip-poor-wills and butternut trees. This thoughtful and generous donation from the von Mirbach family ensures this land will remain undeveloped and in its natural state in perpetuity. To support the maintenance and continued protection of our important conservation lands, donate to the Steve Simmering Conservation Land Endowment Fund. For more information contact DAN at . If you enjoyed…
Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation Turns 50!Established in 1970, the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) has been working hard to protect and conserve the land and water of the Rideau River watershed. This year the RVCF celebrates a milestone — its 50th anniversary! RVCF is a registered environmental charity and prides itself on its partnerships with individuals, corporations, and groups caring for the local environment. It has been instrumental in raising funds and supporting in-the-field work of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Since 1994, $6.6 million has been raised to support a broad spectrum of work — from tree planting to…
Low Water? We’re on it!  Did you know that RVCA monitors low water conditions? Watershed condition statements are issued to keep municipalities and the public up to date on low water conditions. With changing weather patterns, low water levels are happening more often. The Rideau River Water Response Team, co-ordinated through the RVCA, is made up of member municipalities, selected government agencies and others. They review precipitation and streamflow information and, when needed, issue low water condition statements for the watershed. The team tracks low water impacts and would like to hear from anyone who may be experiencing difficulties with…
One of our pedestrian bridges at Chapman Mills Conservation Area will be closed on July 9, 2020. Trail travel will be limited depending on your access to the park. See map for closure details.  
Stillwater Creek Wetland Restoration  One year in and the Stillwater Creek Wetland Restoration project is proving to be very positive for habitat and critters both. The three constructed wetland cells have proved that they provide water retention, thus mitigating downstream erosion — that’s a win! The restoration project was completed in the fall of 2018 when plant diversity was low; however, by early summer in 2019 the wetland had greened up nicely with a major boost in plant diversity. As wetland vegetation continues to evolve and grow, the number and diversity of fish and wildlife will also improve. So far,…
    Today’s local partnerships continue to protect drinking waterKen Graham, Chair, Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee As we deal with COVID-19, we are reminded of the value and importance of our public health system. Twenty years ago, this May, Ontarians were reeling with the news of different public health event: the Walkerton Water Tragedy. The community of Walkerton, Ontario, located north-west of Toronto with a population of less than 5,000 at the time, saw seven deaths, and 2,300 people fall ill, after breakdowns in the local water system. The drinking supply in Walkerton became contaminated by Escherichia coli and Campylobacter jejuni…
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