• 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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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!


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 -


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:

For more information about the film tour and to check out the trailers:

November 2020

Friends of the Tay Watershed Zoom Seminar — Trees and Climate Change

Date:  Wednesday 18 November 2020 -
Time:  02:30pm -

Friends of the Tay Watershed presents a series of Zoom seminars — the first seminar, RVCA's own Ian Cochrane, will present Trees and Climate Change.

Please register here:

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