RVCA works with many volunteers throughout the year to help restore and enhance our watershed. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities that require varying experience levels and time commitments. There may be an interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity at RVCA that's right for you!
Check our Events Calendar (below) to see special, upcoming events for volunteers/participants or learn more about specific volunteer opportunities listed in the Get Involved! Volunteer menu (on right).
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Rideau River Eastern Pathway – Parkland beside Sawmill Creek/Riverside Dr
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM (2 HRS)
Our annual stream survey training workshop for new volunteers is being planned for Saturday May 27th. The session will be carried out along the shoreline of Sawmill Creek along Riverside Dr/Rideau River Eastern Pathway. There is no parking on site, but Billings Bridge Shopping Center is near-by. If you have joined us for stream surveys in the past or have come out to a training session in the last few years, there is no need to attend the training session again. Also, if you are unavailable for this session, but you are interested in helping with stream surveys, the workshop is non-mandatory as we always provide “on-the-job” training.
Parking: There is no parking on site but Billing Bridge Shopping Center is near-by (https://goo.gl/maps/jwQkzB7gF6F2)
Meeting location: We will be meeting on the Rideau River Eastern Pathway along the shoreline of Sawmill Creek. From Billings Bridge you will walk North on Bank Street until the Rideau River, turn right onto the Rideau River Eastern Pathway and walk towards Sawmill Creek, RVCA staff will be at that location
What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear sturdy shoes, socks, long pants and a hat
What to bring: Please bring your own water bottle
What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, and equipment for the purpose of demonstrations