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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…
OTTAWA AND WESTPORT AREA, January 29, 2020 – The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) is pleased to have received a $4,567 Greener Apron Grant through the Starbucks Foundation.  To help students access our outdoor education programs at Baxter and Foley Mountain Conservation Areas the Greener Apron Grant covers bus fees through the…
Sept. 30, 2019 – They say hindsight is 20/20 – and future generations may not like what they see if we don’t act now to protect and conserve our natural areas. That’s why the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is excited to launch Conservation 2020: a major campaign to raise $125,000…
Aug. 15, 2019 — Ottawa Greek Fest is one of the capital’s hottest summer festivals, but this year it’s keeping it cool with a pledge to go carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation.  The foundation helped the festival calculate its estimated carbon footprint from the gas, propane, diesel and…
June 14, 2019 - Everyone wants a nice, quiet spot where they can get away from it all, without driving hundreds of kilometres into the woods. That will become a reality this summer at Chapman Mills Conservation Area with the installation of a new, accessible public dock. Thanks to a generous…
June 17, 2019 ‑ Members of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) proudly presented their newly refreshed logo at the June Annual General Meeting. “We’re proud of our history and our roots,” said Executive Director Diane Downey. “Our foundation’s profile has grown, and it was time to update our brand.…
Thanks to the amazing support of several funding partners, the pond at Baxter Conservation Area was restored and ready for students this spring. Located at the Baxter Conservation Area, the Baxter ASL Pond is visited annually by over 5,000 students from kindergarten to university looking to learn about pond ecology.…
“It just seemed like the logical choice,” said Wally Kaczkowski as he pondered his decision to donate land to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF).  “The donation benefited me and the community in many different ways.” In early 2017, Mr. Kaczkowski started to reflect on his ownership of a 1.55…
When Dr. Eva Furesz thought about what she would ultimately do with her summer island property, she knew one thing. She wanted it to stay as it is…a natural, refreshing, restorative place for people to visit and enjoy. She and her family enjoyed 30 years of peace and quiet on…

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