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OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2021 – Ottawa race organizer Somersault Events has turned its sustainability practices upside down, starting with a carbon neutral certification through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation.  Under new ownership since October 2021, the local race organizer has pledged to offset any emissions from its events, including travel to…
KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU, Dec. 2, 2021 – You’ve heard it before: to understand a person, you must walk a mile in their shoes.  A local Cub Scouts pack did just that recently when they walked – and rolled – in the shoes of people with disabilities at Baxter Conservation Area south of…
RIDEAU VALLEY, Nov. 18, 2021 – An investment in nature is an investment for the future – and with its generous Giving Tuesday matching pledge, McCooeye Wealth Management is helping to generate some big returns. McCooeye Wealth Management, an advisory team with Mandeville Private Client Inc., will match up to $5,000 in donations…
OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2021 – More than 200 new native trees will be planted in the Rideau Valley watershed this year thanks to the Foundation’s newest carbon neutral partner.  Elephant Print, a local print and graphic design shop co-owned by Ryan Boland and Naheed Hicks, has committed to offsetting its eight…
OTTAWA, Oct. 7, 2021 –  A thriving local forest serves as a living legacy for the many Rideau Valley families served by Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Homes over the past 20 years.  Since 2001, the long-standing family business has worked with the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation to plant local,…
MANOTICK, Sept. 14, 2021 – For the first time in 11 years, the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected a new Chair: Andrew Harkness, an Environmental Planner and Senior Engineer in Ottawa.  The Board also elected a new Vice-Chair, Dr. Allison Brown, at its meeting on June 9. …
CROW LAKE, Sept. 7, 2021 – A new plaque at Meisel Woods Conservation Area pays homage to one of the park’s most earnest caretakers: Joe Slater.  Joe and his wife Sandi moved to the village of Crow Lake around 1999 to enjoy a quiet retirement outside the big city. They quickly…
MANOTICK, Sept 2, 2021 – Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride – except, perhaps, the simple process of going carbon neutral with the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. Velofix Ottawa owner Adam Kourakis said he was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to offset his mobile bike shop’s…
MANOTICK, July 19, 2021 – Plank by plank, together we can bridge the gap in accessibility at Baxter Conservation Area. The popular hiking destination in south Ottawa needs a new bridge and boardwalk, which our Nature for All project aims to replace with the gold standard of accessible infrastructure.   But the…
MANOTICK, July 20, 2021 – After 11 years, RVCF Board chair Jason Kelly is hanging up his Foundation hat as he takes his many talents to Hong Kong in pursuit of attaining his doctoral degree. “We are excited for Jason and his family as he begins this new chapter,” said Foundation…
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…
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