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City Stream Watch — Glad Clean up the Capital Event – Pinecrest Creek

Date:  Saturday 27 April 2019 -
Location:  Connaught Park – baseball diamond (Located at Connaught Avenue)
Time:  09:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Connaught Park – baseball diamond (Located at Connaught Avenue)

(https://goo.gl/maps/NsUYrsz8QEC2)

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (3 HRS)

In suggestion of the Queensway Terrace Community Association, we will be conducting a cleanup in Pinecrest Creek within the Connaught Park area along the National Capital Commission’s Pinecrest Creek Pathway. Participants will help to clean up garbage from the stream and shorelines surrounding Pinecrest Creek. There are several areas in the region that tend to accumulate garbage, and we will divide the group out across these locations. We will meet in the baseball diamond for 9:00AM

Parking: There is street side parking along Connaught Avenue and Hanlon Avenue

Meeting location: From Hanlon Avenue there is a walkway into the park (https://goo.gl/maps/WHHDsJVeA3s) as well as from Connaught Avenue near Severn Avenue there is another walkway into the park (https://goo.gl/maps/EPx9pirysan)

What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long socks (if wearing chest waders), long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, garbage bags and gloves

Please RSVP at citystreamwatch@rvca.ca

City Stream Watch — Glad Clean up the Capital Event – Sawmill Creek

Date:  Saturday 04 May 2019 -
Location:  Towngate Shopping Plaza (Located at Bank St. and Hunt Club Rd. intersection)
Time:  09:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Towngate Shopping Plaza (Located at Bank St. and Hunt Club Rd. intersection)

(https://goo.gl/maps/mJg14q4zQ6L2)

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (3 HRS)

In collaboration with the Canadian Forces Fish & Wildlife Ottawa Club, we will be conducting a cleanup in Sawmill Creek along the Towngate Shopping Plaza region. Participants will help to clean up garbage the stream and shorelines surrounding Sawmill Creek. There are several areas in the region that tend to accumulate garbage, and we will divide the group out across these locations. We will meet up in the South (back end) of the Towngate Parking lot for 9:00AM.

Parking: There is parking at the shopping plaza

Meeting location: We will be meeting at the south end of the parking lot behind the Produce Depot

What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear waterproof boots, long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves if you have a favorite but we will provide them; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, chest waders, garbage bags and gloves

Please RSVP at citystreamwatch@rvca.ca

Shoreline Naturalization Project – Black Rapids Creek

Date:  Saturday 11 May 2019 -
Location:  Black Rapids Creek Site (near the Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd. intersection, north of the train tracks)
Time:  09:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Black Rapids Creek Site (near the Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd. intersection, north of the train tracks)

(https://goo.gl/maps/SwdVoG36nqS2)

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (3 HRS)

The RVCA Shoreline Naturalization Program will be planting trees and shrubs along the shoreline of Black Rapids Creek. Participants will help to plant trees and shrubs; a planting demonstration will be given beforehand. The site has difficult terrain to work in and is not suitable for young children. We will be meeting at 9:00AM on site along Black Rapids Creek

Parking: There is no parking on site, but there is a park and ride at the corner of Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/Pte8pxKYAn22).

Meeting location: From the park and ride you will walk across Woodroffe Ave. to the Greenbelt Pathway and follow it North until you cross the railway tracks. RVCA staff and RVCA white vehicles will be along the path.

What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear sturdy shoes (steel toe boots recommended but not required), long pants and a hat

What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves and/or shovel if you have a favorite but we will provide both as well; please bring your own water bottle

What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, shovels and gloves

Please RSVP at citystreamwatch@rvca.ca

Spring Orientation/Training Session – Sawmill Creek (Riverside Dr)

Date:  Saturday 25 May 2019 -
Location:  Rideau River Eastern Pathway – Parkland beside Sawmill Creek/Riverside Dr.
Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Rideau River Eastern Pathway – Parkland beside Sawmill Creek/Riverside Dr

(https://goo.gl/maps/gt2KqwHh8vJ2)

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

Please RSVP at citystreamwatch@rvca.ca

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Contact Us

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

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

Email:
info@rvca.ca

Hours:

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

Member of: conservation ontario