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  • 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). 

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2019
January 2019
24Dec

RVCA HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Date:  Monday 24 December 2018 - Tuesday 01 January 2019
Location: 
Time:  -

Seasons Greetings — the RVCA will be closed from Friday, December 21 at 4:30 p.m. until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

May 2019
29May

Help Shape Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Date:  Wednesday 29 May 2019 -
Location:  Foley Mountain Conservation Area – Silversides Education Centre (Group Camping location)
Time:  07:00pm -

You're invited to play an influential role in shaping the future management of the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.  

Please join us at the Friends of Foley Annual General Meeting to participate in a brainstorming session about the future of Foley Mountain Conservation Area. These are the early days of the planning process, but a wonderful opportunity to gather with recreational users, neighbouring landowners, conservation groups, elected officials and government agencies as we look to develop a robust plan that focuses on nature resource management and public use at our conservation area. Our goal is to balance the issues and interests of the community with the responsibility of managing areas for the present ant future benefits to forest, fish, wildlife and people.

RSVP by May 27 to 

August 2019
17Aug

Watershed Discovery Day

Date:  Saturday 17 August 2019 -
Location:  Perth Farmer's Market, Perth ON
Time:  08:00am - 01:00pm

Join the Friends of the Tay Watershed for their 19th Annual Watershed Discovery Day. You’ll find experts from eight regional organizations ready to provide answers to your questions on water (too much, too little, keeping it clean,) and on their programs for its care and maintenance. RVCA's Shoreline Naturalization Program will be there too. Hope to see you there!

October 2019
07Oct

Official Plan Drop-In Session Merrickville-Wolford

Date:  Monday 07 October 2019 -
Location:  Merrickville Community Centre
Time:  06:00pm - 08:00pm

Regulating Provincially Significant Wetlands in the Village of Merrickville-Wolford

Join us to view draft regulations mapping for provincially significant wetlands in Merrickville-Wolford. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is updating its Official Plan. As part of this initiative, the Village is designating additional provincially significant wetlands based on mapping provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. These wetlands will be regulated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority under Ontario Regulation 174/06 — Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation. Come visit Conservation Authority staff to view the draft mapping and learn more about the regulation of these environmentally sensitive areas.

Official Plan Open Houses

  • Monday, October 7, 2019 Merrickville Community Centre from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Eastons Corners Centennial Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Michael Yee
RVCA Planner
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1176

08Oct

Official Plan Drop-In Session Merrickville-Wolford

Date:  Tuesday 08 October 2019 -
Location:  Merrickville Community Centre
Time:  06:00pm - 08:00pm

Regulating Provincially Significant Wetlands in the Village of Merrickville-Wolford

Join us to view draft regulations mapping for provincially significant wetlands in Merrickville-Wolford. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is updating its Official Plan. As part of this initiative, the Village is designating additional provincially significant wetlands based on mapping provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. These wetlands will be regulated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority under Ontario Regulation 174/06 — Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation. Come visit Conservation Authority staff to view the draft mapping and learn more about the regulation of these environmentally sensitive areas.

Official Plan Open Houses

  • Monday, October 7, 2019 Merrickville Community Centre from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Eastons Corners Centennial Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Michael Yee
RVCA Planner
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1176

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

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