City Stream Watch Program

RVCA is proud to be part of the City Stream Watch Program. Since 2003, this program has worked with volunteers to monitor and report on information about our urban creeks and streams in the City of Ottawa.

City Stream Watch volunteers:

  • conduct stream habitat assessments (physical and biological characteristics)
  • sample for and identify aquatic benthic invertebrates
  • participate in fish sampling sessions
  • monitor stream temperatures
  • remove invasive species
  • assist in stream rehabilitation and shoreline restoration projects
  • clean up streams to remove urban garbage

Monitoring Schedule:

city stream watch map 2017Click to enlarge map

Want to learn more?

City Stream Watch Coordinator
613-692-3571 ext. 1155 or ext. 1180

Volunteer Opportunities

The City Stream Watch is always looking for new volunteers to help monitor, protect and clean up Ottawa streams. No experience is needed and no minimum time commitment.

Sign-up to our mailing list to join our list of volunteers and receive information on City Stream Watch opportunities and events.


View City Stream Watch Reports.


The City Stream Watch Program is a community-based partnership which includes the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Heron Park Community Association, Ottawa Flyfishers Society, Rideau Roundtable, Canadian Forces Fish and Game Club, Ottawa Stewardship Council, City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission.

Volunteer Schedule

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COVID-19 Notice: Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, RVCA volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice. 

The health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation and reassess the delivery of our programs and services. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Contact Us

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

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



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

Member of: conservation ontario