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OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2020 — There’s never been a better time to support conservation efforts right here in your backyard, thanks to a generous matching pledge from Enbridge Gas.  Between Nov. 20, 2020 and Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2020), Enbridge will match up to $5,000 in donations to the Rideau…
RIDEAU RIVER WATERSHED (Westport, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Ottawa and all the wonderful watershed communities along the way), October 2, 2020 — Members of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) celebrated 50 years of conservation at its September 23 Annual General Meeting. Since 1970, the RVCF has dedicated itself to…
Ottawa and area, September 3, 2020 — CIBC Wood Gundy – McCooeye Financial Group is offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions. One hundred and sixty-seven vigorous, young, native Canadian trees will be planted to absorb the carbon dioxide generated by the company’s annual business operations. CIBC Wood Gundy – McCooeye Financial Group is…
OTTAWA AND AREA, July 9, 2020 — Ottawa’s mobile bike shop velofix is making its fleet carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. In spring 2021, 196 trees will take root to offset the carbon dioxide emissions produced by velofix’s fleet of three vans which are fully stocked mobile bike shops. The…
OTTAWA AND AREA, June 24, 2020 — EverGreen Window Solutions, a professional-grade window cleaning service for homes in Ottawa and the surrounding area, is going “green-er” with a pledge to go carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. EverGreen Window Solutions calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions attributed to…
This Father’s Day skip the ties, socks, and such and plant a tree for Dad! The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation's (RVCF) Special Occasional Tree Planting Program can make this happen! The tree will be a living legacy that combats erosion, manages floods, keeps contaminants out of rivers and lakes, and more. You…
OTTAWA, May 14, 2020 – Another ecologically sensitive parcel of land is now under public protection thanks to a donation to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. The new conservation area is a 50-acre parcel located just outside the village of Richmond. It boasts 650 meters of sensitive shoreline area along…
May 7, 2020 – Your mother gave you the gift of life, and now you can return the favour.  Thanks to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can skip the grocery store bouquet and plant an environmental legacy in your mom’s honour, instead. The trees…
March 13, 2020, RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED — The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is currently seeking applications for volunteer membership on its Board of Directors. Founded in 1970, the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the valley of…
OTTAWA, February 24, 2020 — One Tree Planted, a registered U.S. non-profit whose mission is to help with global reforestation, has generously given the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) $52,500 U.S. to help the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority plant 70,000 trees. These new trees will cover approximately 35 hectares and…
OTTAWA, February 10, 2020 – As many as 1,500 students will experience the great outdoors over the next three years – some for the very first time – thanks to a $29,936 grant from BOGS° Outdoor Foundation.BOGS° also provided 20 pairs of warm boots to ensure students are equipped and…
OTTAWA, February 6, 2020 – The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) is thrilled to have received a $25,000 donation to the Conservation 2020 campaign from the Laidlaw Foundation’s Family Discretionary Grant. The RVCF is a steward of more than 1,259 hectares of healthy, protected ecosystems throughout the Rideau River watershed. These…
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