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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…
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…
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