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KANATA, Dec. 2, 2022 – It’s not very often a 50-acre swath of provincially-significant wetland becomes available in the City of Ottawa – but when it does, the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is keen to protect it.  The Foundation accepted the substantial section of Manion Corners Wetland this fall from siblings…
RIDEAU VALLEY, Nov. 29, 2022 – The Simmering Family has renewed its commitment to conservation with a generous matching pledge in support of the Steve Simmering Conservation Land Endowment Fund.  Up to $5,000 in donations will be doubled between Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) and Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Simmering Endowment provides…
KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU, Nov. 28, 2022 – The dream of turning Baxter Conservation Area into an accessible nature haven for people of all abilities is finally coming true.  After three years of planning and fundraising, work has begun to replace the park’s defunct marshland bridge with a new state-of-the-art span that embraces the…
RIDEAU VALLEY, Nov. 21, 2022 – Wetlands are among our planet’s most critical natural features, and key to helping communities manage climate change, worsening storms and extreme weather into an uncertain future. Yet Ontario's wetlands are increasingly under threat, with reduced wetland protections paving the way for more housing.  But hope is…
RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED, July 14, 2022 — 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 the Rideau…
BARRHAVEN, July 13, 2022 – Chapman Mills Conservation Area needs a new, state-of-the-art accessible pedestrian bridge – and we hope its many visitors will help make it happen.  The current wooden bridge near the northern trailhead of Barrhaven’s most beloved boardwalk has reached the end of its life cycle. Over…
RIDEAU VALLEY, June 9, 2022 – Your dad would give you the world, if you asked – and now you can return the favour. This Father’s Day, adopt an acre of pristine natural land in your dad’s name to support a more liveable world for your family and those to come.…
MANOTICK, June 3, 2022 – Baxter Conservation Area will build more than just a bridge this summer: it will build a more inclusive and accessible community, as well.  The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is one step closer to making that dream a reality, thanks to a $50,000 grant awarded by the…
KEMPTVILLE, May 18, 2022 – A thriving oak tree will now serve as a daily testament to the living legacy planted by Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Services across the Rideau Valley. Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation board chair Andrew Harkness gathered with HPM president Sharon McGarry, staff and supporters at the…
MANOTICK, May 16, 2022 – Capital Pyrotechnics is blasting off as the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s newest Carbon Neutral partner, just in time for fireworks season. The Manotick-based pyrotechnics company will plant 168 trees to offset approximately 6.5 tonnes of carbon emissions from its 2021 transportation-related activities as well as…
RIDEAU VALLEY, May 3, 2022 – Cleaning out your basement this spring? Don’t trash your treasures! Whether it’s a vintage bike, dusty kids’ toys or outgrown clothing, consider selling it on behalf of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation through GiveShop Marketplace. GiveShop is an innovative Ottawa-based startup which allows users to post new…
RIDEAU VALLEY, April 28, 2022 – Nurturing new life and dreaming of a brighter future: your mother did this for you, and now you can return the favour. Thanks to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can honour your mom and Mother Earth at the same time this…
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