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KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU – June 21, 2024 – Dignitaries, donors, and special guests joined staff and board members from the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) to celebrate the Baxter Conservation Area’s flagship accessible bridge’s grand opening on Friday, June 21. The 100-metre accessible bridge and two large…
RIDEAU VALLEY, May 7, 2024 – Your mom has helped you grow and thrive; this Mother’s Day is your chance to pay it forward in her honour. Through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can plant a native tree seedling for Mom right here in Eastern Ontario, supporting the…
MANOTICK, May 2, 2024 – Forests are full of stories, and now Baxter Conservation Area has added another in the form of a permanent Storybook Trail.  Thanks to a generous grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), a series of displays now dot the popular and accessible…
RIDEAU VALLEY, April 24, 2024 – Don Maciver’s two biggest passions were education and conserving the natural world. Now his family is supporting both through an outdoor education fund in his name.  Don’s wife Jeanine, with support from her family, has committed to covering bus and tuition costs for 600 students over…
RIDEAU LAKES, Dec. 13, 2023 – Butternuts and blue herons rejoice: a 65-acre heritage farm containing wetlands, forests and farm fields has been donated to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) for perpetual protection along the shores of Big Rideau Lake.  The picturesque property includes two acres of provincially significant wetland,…
LOMBARDY, Dec. 4, 2023 – A broad swath of sensitive wetlands, forests and meadows will be protected in perpetuity thanks to a generous land donation near Hutton Marsh this fall.  The private land donation from Bill and Heather Griffith will be rolled into the abutting Motts Mills Conservation Area owned by the Rideau…
RIDEAU LAKES, Oct. 12, 2023 – Book it to Foley Mountain Conservation Area this fall to catch its latest family feature: a permanent Story Trail near the Interpretive Centre.  Thanks to generous community funding with support from the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF), this new activity includes a series of…
RIDEAU VALLEY, June 1, 2023 – At the root of it all, your dad has been there. This Father’s Day, return the favour with a gift that’s just as reliable, sturdy and hard-working as he is: a native tree planted right here in the Rideau Valley watershed.  The Rideau Valley Conservation…
RIDEAU VALLEY, May 3, 2023 – A mother’s greatest wish is to create a brighter future for her children. This Mother’s Day, help make wish come true when you plant native tree seedlings on her behalf, right here in the Rideau Valley. The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting…
BARRHAVEN, April 21, 2023 – The trail at Chapman Mills Conservation Area has fully reopened just in time for spring – and it’s more accessible than ever.  A new pedestrian span was installed overnight on Sunday, March 19, replacing the old wooden bridge that had reached the end of its lifecycle.…
RIDEAU LAKES, Jan. 9, 2023 – A small island property in Rideau Lakes Township will remain in its natural state even as waterfront development ramps up around it.  The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation received the donation this fall from five siblings who together owned the remains of their family’s legacy…
MANOTICK, Dec. 15, 2022 – Baxter and Chapman Mills conservation areas are fast becoming some of Ottawa’s most inclusive natural parks thanks to more than $429,000 in recent funding from the federal government.  Nepean MP Chandra Arya announced the funding through the FedDev Ontario's Canada Community Revitalization Fund on Dec. 15…
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