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Ottawa Riverkeeper

Site: Ottawa

Alternate Name OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
275 Bay St, Unit 301
Ottawa (City of), ON K1R 5Z5
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Intersection Lyon St N and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Unknown
Parking Free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Full-time, non-governmental ombudsman and public advocate for the Ottawa River. 
Pollution Hotline: Confidential public phone line and electronic form to report activities potentially threatening the health of local waterways and shorelines. Online form and additional information here 
Riverwatch Program: Volunteering program for citizens to help protect the Ottawa River. 
The Swim Guide: Free smartphone application and online map with local, up-to-date and historical water quality information. More information available on the website 
Beachkeeper Program: Educational beach adoption program for groups of youth to clean shorelines, conduct tests, learn about the local environment.
Hours Unspecified
Areas Served Gatineau ; Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, send an email, or visit the website for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Outdoor Environmental Education ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Water Quality Assurance ; Watershed Conservation
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-321-1120
Toll Free Phone Pollution Hotline 1-888-953-3737 (1-888-9-KEEPER)
Social Media Facebook Flickr Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Dave Rayner, Operations Manager
Volunteer Coordinator Katie Shafley, Events and Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-321-1120 ext 1006; Email:
Primary Executive Patrick Nadeau, Executive Director; Phone: 613-321-1120 ext 1007; Email:
Other Details
Established 2001
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 862697059 RR0001 ; Foundation
Print Material Learning Library * Factsheets * Shoreline Kits * The Riverwatch Handbook * Guides for Action
Resources Website
Accreditation Waterkeeper Alliance Member

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