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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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2020
January 2020

In class: Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control Training and Exam

Date:  Wednesday 29 January 2020 - Thursday 30 January 2020
Location: 
Time:  08:00am - 04:30pm
The CISEC program, including CAN-CISEC is the leading certification program for erosion and sediment control inspectors in Canada and the U.S.  The CAN-CISEC program is a partnership between Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and CISEC, Inc., out of Parker, Colorado.
 
Location: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Dr
Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
 
Contact: 
February 2020

Living with Coyotes, City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series

Date:  Thursday 06 February 2020 -
Location:  110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Time:  07:00pm - 09:00pm

As part of the Wildlife Strategy, the City of Ottawa initiated a Wildlife Speaker Series to increase residents' knowledge and appreciation of wildlife, and promote coexistence through understanding and respect. Each event features one or more guest speakers on a seasonally relevant topic, as well as an open house-style environmental exposition. The expositions feature displays by local agencies and groups, and provide additional opportunities for residents to learn about Ottawa's wildlife and natural environment, as well as local environmental initiatives. All of these events are free of charge.

The series typically includes two events per year, held in spring and fall. Detailed information about each Wildlife Speaker Series event will be posted on the City's website approximately two to three weeks in advance of the event date. The events are also advertised through Councillors' newsletters, social media, and posters at City facilities. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for the Wildlife Speaker Series, in order to receive notifications about upcoming events, please contact us.

If you would like to provide feedback or recommendations regarding the series, or would like to suggest possible topics or speakers for future events, please email us to let us know!

Coyotes have adapted to life in cities across North America.  In many cases, their human neighbours may not even realize they’re around until they notice tracks in the snow, or hear their song at night.  Some residents may be concerned about coyotes living among us, which is why it’s important to better understand how we can coexist safely together.  For this 15th session of the Wildlife Speaker Series, the City has invited our inaugural speaker, Dr. Stan Gehrt, to return to Ottawa.  He has been studying coyotes in the greater Chicago metropolitan area since 2000, which has led to many interesting discoveries about how coyotes interact with humans and other animals in different settings.  The event will also feature displays by local organizations.  We hope you can join us!

https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/environment/wildlife/wildlife-speaker-series#living-coyotes-february-6-2020
https://ottawa.ca/fr/vivre-ottawa/environnement/faune/serie-de-conferences-sur-la-faune

 

CANCELLED Executive Committee Meeting

Date:  Thursday 13 February 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

CANCELLED — Ottawa Conservation Partners Workshop: Environmental Impact Statements

Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020 -
Location: 
Time:  -

CANCELLED — this info session has been cancelled

CANCELLED — Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 27 February 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -

This meeting has been cancelled.

CANCELLED —Source Protection Authority Meeting

Date:  Thursday 27 February 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -

This meeting has been cancelled.

March 2020

2020 Municipal & ContractorInfo Session

Date:  Friday 06 March 2020 -
Location: 
Time:  08:30am - 12:00pm
 This annual event serves as a communication tool between CAs, member municipalities and contractors. Providing an opportunity for dialogue and discussion, the focus of this event is to maintain existing relationships with all watershed partners and deliver information based on development queries in 2019.
 
Topics of interest include:
• 2019 flood 
• erosion and sediment control 
• stormwater management 
• legislative update 
• permit applications
 
Location: Perth Civitan Hall, 6787 County Rd 43, Perth
 
Cost: $10 per person

Who:
Municipal staff/councilors, contractors
 

Executive Committee Meeting

Date:  Thursday 12 March 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

CANCELLED — Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 26 March 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -

Source Protection Authority Meeting

Date:  Thursday 26 March 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -
April 2020

CANCELLED F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour

Date:  Wednesday 08 April 2020 -
Location:  Chambers, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
Time:  06:30pm -

THIS EVEN HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Ottawa Fly Fishing Society (OFS) will be hosting the F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour on Wednesday April 8 at the Chambers, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the films start rolling at 7 pm.

Buy your tickets now and enjoy an evening of inspiring fly fishing films produced by professional film makers from around the globe. We’ve got great raffle prizes too!

Tickets are $20 ($10 for under 16) and can be purchased on-line using the following link:

https://flyfilmtour.myeventscenter.com/event/Ottawa-Ontario-37347

For more information about the film tour and to check out the trailers: https://flyfilmtour.com/watch-trailers/

CANCELLED — Executive Committee Meeting

Date:  Thursday 09 April 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 23 April 2020 -
Location:  Conference Call — Contact Michelle Paton at for more details
Time:  06:30pm -
May 2020

CANCELLED: Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 14 May 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 21 May 2020 -
Location:  Conference Call — Contact Michelle Paton at for more details
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 28 May 2020 -
Location:  Conference Call — Contact Michelle Paton at for more details
Time:  06:30pm -
June 2020

FULL — Electrofishing Certification Course Class 2

Date:  Monday 01 June 2020 -
Location:  Rideau Valley Conservation Authority office in Manotick (3889 Rideau Valley Drive)
Time:  08:00am - 05:00pm

Course is Full

Registration $339.00 per person ($300 plus HST) Business #107896136

Registration due: May 22, 2020, Lunch not provided.

 

 

Electrofishing Certification Course Class 2

Date:  Tuesday 02 June 2020 -
Location:  Rideau Valley Conservation Authority office in Manotick (3889 Rideau Valley Drive)
Time:  08:00am - 05:00pm

Space is limited — please register early. Registration deadline is May 22, 2020

Registration $339.00 per person ($300 plus HST) Business #107896136

Registration due: May 22, 2020, Lunch not provided.

Registration Form

 

 

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 11 June 2020 -
Location:  Conference Call — Contact Michelle Paton at for more details
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 25 June 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -
July 2020

Baxter Nature Explorers

Date:  Monday 06 July 2020 - Friday 10 July 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $225

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 09 July 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Baxter Nature Explorers

Date:  Monday 13 July 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $225

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

PROGRAM FULL Baxter Cool Canoe Camp

Date:  Monday 13 July 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

PROGRAM FULL

Ages 10-14 | 5 day program | $275

Campers will learn tandem paddling skills, canoe tripping safety, canoe rescues and trip planning and preparation. Camp will also include games, river exploration, swimming at the beach, a day trip on the Rideau River and overnight tent camping (Thursday night of each session). Canoe Camp will be run out of Baxter’s River Cabin.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

FOLEY MOUNTAIN NATURE DAY CAMPS

Date:  Monday 13 July 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Location:  Foley Mountain Conservation Area
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Junior Naturalists

Join our experienced outdoor educators for nature exploration, games, crafts, and more! For kids aged 6 – 12.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/foley-mountain-ca/day-camps

Registration Form

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 23 July 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -

Baxter Nature Explorers

Date:  Monday 27 July 2020 - Friday 31 July 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $225

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

Baxter Cool Canoe Camp

Date:  Monday 27 July 2020 - Friday 31 July 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 10-14 | 5 day program | $275

Campers will learn tandem paddling skills, canoe tripping safety, canoe rescues and trip planning and preparation. Camp will also include games, river exploration, swimming at the beach, a day trip on the Rideau River and overnight tent camping (Thursday night of each session). Canoe Camp will be run out of Baxter’s River Cabin.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

FOLEY MOUNTAIN NATURE DAY CAMPS

Date:  Monday 27 July 2020 - Friday 31 July 2020
Location:  Foley Mountain Conservation Area
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Outdoor Explorers

Join our experienced outdoor educators for nature exploration, games, crafts, and more! For kids aged 6 – 12.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/foley-mountain-ca/day-camps

Registration Form

 
August 2020

Baxter Nature Explorers

Date:  Monday 10 August 2020 - Friday 14 August 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $225

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

FOLEY MOUNTAIN NATURE DAY CAMPS

Date:  Monday 10 August 2020 - Friday 14 August 2020
Location:  Foley Mountain Conservation Area
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Nature Explorers

Join our experienced outdoor educators for nature exploration, games, crafts, and more! For kids aged 6 – 12.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/foley-mountain-ca/day-camps

Registration Form

 

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 13 August 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Baxter Nature Explorers

Date:  Monday 17 August 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $225

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

PROGRAM FULL Baxter Cool Canoe Camp

Date:  Monday 17 August 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020
Location: 
Time:  09:00am - 04:00pm

PROGRAM FULL

Ages 10-14 | 5 day program | $275

Campers will learn tandem paddling skills, canoe tripping safety, canoe rescues and trip planning and preparation. Camp will also include games, river exploration, swimming at the beach, a day trip on the Rideau River and overnight tent camping (Thursday night of each session). Canoe Camp will be run out of Baxter’s River Cabin.

https://www.rvca.ca/outdoor-education/baxter/day-camps

Registration Form

September 2020

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 10 September 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 24 September 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -
October 2020

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 08 October 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 22 October 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -
November 2020

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 12 November 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

Board of Directors Meeting

Date:  Thursday 26 November 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  06:30pm -
December 2020

Executive Committee Meeting (Section 28 Hearing)

Date:  Thursday 10 December 2020 -
Location:  Monterey Boardroom, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON
Time:  07:00pm -

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