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Ottawa Riverkeeper / Garde-rivière des Outaouais

Katie Shafley
Events and Volunteer Coordinator
Ottawa Riverkeeper / Garde-rivière des Outaouais

#301-275 Bay Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Z 8L8

TEL: 613-321-1120

E-mail: volunteer@ottawariverkeeper.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a grassroots charity formed to protect, promote and improve the health and future of the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Ottawa Riverkeeper works collaboratively to inspire others to take action, to encourage responsible decision making, to hold polluters accountable and to recommend alternative practices and policies to safeguard our local waterways. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international grassroots organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais est un organisme de bienfaisance non gouvernemental. L'organisme est formé d'une équipe de personnes dévouées qui travaillent ensemble pour protéger, promouvoir et améliorer la santé de la rivière des Outaouais. Sentinelle Outaouais collabore à inspirer les gens de passer à l'action, d'encourager la prise de décision responsable, de tenir les pollueurs responsables et de recommander des pratiques et des politiques alternatives pour protéger nos cours d'eau locaux. Sentinelle Outaouais est un membre de « Waterkeeper Alliance », une organisation internationale de sensibilisation, fondée par Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


Volunteer Opportunities

The annual Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is a unique, inter-provincial swimming event in the Ottawa River. Uniting both provincial shores of our river, the swim highlights the need for collaboration towards swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters, while raising funds to help protect the Ottawa River.

Register as a paddler here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23089/2019-ottawa-riverkeeper-4k-swim

The 4K starts at Lac Deschenes Sailing Club in Ottawa and finishes at Parc des Cèdres in Aylmer.

Paddlers are an essential part of the event’s success, and each year, over 70 paddlers help accompany the swimmers as they cross the river. In order to make the swim possible, we need paddlers to support the swimmers and help ensure their safety. Participate with your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard! Note that every paddler must bring a whistle and wear a life jacket.
Location: 10 Rangeview Ave, Nepean, ON K2K 2Z2
Deadline: Aug 2, 2019