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Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation

Giving Tuesday LogoThe Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the valley of the Rideau River in Eastern Ontario.

The Conservation Foundation builds partnerships and seeks new individuals, corporations and groups wanting to get involved in the vital work of taking care of our own natural environment.

The Foundation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from many walks of life within the valley.The Board places a high value on our relationship with our donors, particularly in terms of transparency and accountability. We are proud members of Imagine Canada's Ethical Code Program, which lays out a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly.

The Conservation Foundation was founded in 1970 and revitalized in 2001 with updated direction, by-laws and strategy. The Foundation works closely with many environmental and like-minded partners and colleagues working in the Rideau Valley watershed including the Friends of Baxter Conservation Area, Friends of Foley Mountain, Friends of the Jock River, Friends of the Tay Watershed, the Ottawa Stewardship Council and the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists.

The Foundation's biggest supporter is the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority which provides office space and staff, lends expertise to many of the Foundation's environmental projects and manages all of its cosnervation lands.

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— Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation — 2013 Highlights
2014 Media Releases
May 20, 2014 —Pratt & Whitney Canada: Ten Years of Planting Local Trees!
April 28, 2014 — Rain Barrels Are Good for the Kids
April 14, 2014 — Reminder: Rain Barrels in Riverside South, Good for You, the Kids and the Community
April 7, 2014 — Rain Barrels Save Water
March 26, 2014 — Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Riverside South!
March 17, 2014 — OMYA Gives $10,000 for Water Conservation in the Tay
February 3, 2014 — Monarch Supports Land Conservation
January 28, 2014 — Local Architect Leads the Way Outdoors
January 20, 2014 — LiVE 88.5 FM Forest Grows Again!
October 16, 2013 — Rainbarrelest Watershed in Ontario
October 3, 2013 — Local Charity Leader Named to National Council
June 4, 2013 — Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Westport
April 23, 2013 — CH2M Hill Invests in Local Conservation Lands
April 16, 2013 — Captial Junk Plants Trees to Offset Carbon Emissions From It's Fleet
April 3, 2013 — Giant Rain Barrel Sale in Manotick!
March 13, 2013 — Rain Barrel Sale Alert!
March 11, 2013 — City Rain Barrel Sales in Manotick, Smiths Falls and Westport
February 27, 2013 — Pratt & Whitney Canada Does It Again!
February 12, 2013 — The Hope Volleyball Forest of the Future
February 11, 2013 —Christopher Simmonds Architect Leads The Carbon Neutral Trend
January 28, 2013 — LiVE 88.5 FM Cleans the Air Waves!
January 21, 2013 — Monarch Does it Again!
The Trillium: November 2012 — RVCF's newsletter
August 23, 2012 — Jason Kelly Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
June 7, 2012 — Something to Cheer About!
May 14, 2012 — Green Motion Travel: Ottawa's First Carbon Neutral Travel Agency
May 14, 2012 — Hope Volleyball & Conservation, Seeking Volunteers to Help Out at the Event
May 10, 2012 — TransCanada Corporation Supports Local Outdoor Education Centre
May 3, 2012 — Memorial Benches in the Rideau Valley News Release
Conservation Winners Unveiled
Tri-Valley Conservation Awards Program
Memorial Benches in the Rideau Valley
April 3, 2012 — Finalists Announced for 2011 Tri-Valley Conservation Awards
February 6, 2012 — Ontario Land Trust Alliance Supports Wetland Protection
January 23, 2012 — Canada Lands Company Supports Tree Planting
January 23, 2012 — Please Help Us Install a Permanent Pedestrian Bridge at Chapman Mills!
January 19 2012 — Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation Supports WInter Programs at Foley Mountain
The Trillium: November 2011 — RVCF's newsletter
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