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KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU, June 16, 2021 – Birthdays are for having fun, and this year Michel and Philip Charron are making sure people of all abilities can get in on the fun at Baxter Conservation Area. The twin brothers from Metcalfe, ON turn 10 on June 16. Instead of gifts, they’ve asked their…
MANOTICK, June 15, 2021 – Accessibility and conservation advocates are teaming up to transform Baxter Conservation Area into the most accessible nature destination in Eastern Ontario – but they need your help.  The Nature For All committee is working to upgrade Baxter’s bridges, boardwalks, trails and facilities to the gold…
RIDEAU VALLEY, June 7, 2021 – It’s been a hard year for students and teachers alike, but still your teachers have helped you grow and thrive. Now's your chance to return the favour! The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation offers a range of commemorative programs that support a healthy and sustainable local environment…
RIDEAU VALLEY, June 1, 2021 – What do the dusty exercise bike in your basement and the abandoned dress in your closet have in common? They can now both become cash donations to Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation! The RVCF is thrilled to become the first environmental charity partnering with GiveShop, an…
RIDEAU VALLEY, May 4, 2021 – 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…
RIDEAU VALLEY, April 22, 2021 – Just in time for Earth Day, Rideau Valley residents can count on cleaner water, healthier shorelines and more climate-resilient communities thanks to a groundbreaking agreement between the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) and Modern Niagara. The national mechanical, electrical, integrated building technology and building…
OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2021 – Rural Ottawa landowners can access an additional 40,000 trees thanks to a generous donation from One Tree Planted.  RVCA’s tree planting program helps private landowners turn farm fields and other marginal land into thriving forests of the future. This is the second year of support…
TAY VALLEY, Feb. 2, 2021 – A beautiful piece of Tay Valley shoreline will be preserved in perpetuity thanks to a generous land donation to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF).  The 12-acre swath of forest and wetland is part of a thriving ecosystem and home to countless creatures – some…
OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2021 — A lot can happen in 40 years – just ask Mary Bryden, who retired from the board of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) this year after 40 years of conservation volunteer work.  2020 marked RVCF’s 50th anniversary, and few people have been involved in the foundation or…
OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2020 — There’s never been a better time to support conservation programs 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 Valley Conservation…
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…
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