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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…
OTTAWA AND AREA, July 9, 2020 — Ottawa’s mobile bike shop velofix is making its fleet carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. In spring 2021, 196 trees will take root to offset the carbon dioxide emissions produced by velofix’s fleet of three vans which are fully stocked mobile bike shops. The…
OTTAWA AND AREA, June 24, 2020 — EverGreen Window Solutions, a professional-grade window cleaning service for homes in Ottawa and the surrounding area, is going “green-er” with a pledge to go carbon neutral through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. EverGreen Window Solutions calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions attributed to…
This Father’s Day skip the ties, socks, and such and plant a tree for Dad! The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation's (RVCF) Special Occasional Tree Planting Program can make this happen! The tree will be a living legacy that combats erosion, manages floods, keeps contaminants out of rivers and lakes, and more. You…
OTTAWA, May 14, 2020 – Another ecologically sensitive parcel of land is now under public protection thanks to a donation to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. The new conservation area is a 50-acre parcel located just outside the village of Richmond. It boasts 650 meters of sensitive shoreline area along…
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