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Wetlands: A Vital Component of Ottawa’s Water Environment Strategy

“The once seemingly separable types of aquatic ecosystems are, we now know, interrelated and interdependent. We cannot expect to preserve the remaining qualities of our water resources without providing appropriate protection for the entire resource.”[1] The Critical Value of Wetlands…

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Sawmill Creek Report shows challenges to protecting local streams

Ecology Ottawa has been supporting a small neighbourhood team in clean-up and advocating for segment of Sawmill Creek for two years now. This hidden stretch of the urban creek has undergone dramatic changes as Ottawa South as been developed, particularly…

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Volunteer “scientists” wanted for Stream Watch Program – no experience required.

OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 — The City Stream Watch Program is looking for volunteer “scientists” to help monitor, protect and clean up Ottawa streams. Now is the best time to get involved – a Stream Watch Training Session is being held for…

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Community Initiatives Guidebook

With the generous support of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (Ontario Ministry of the Environment), the Crabtree Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ecology Ottawa has created the Community Initiatives Guidebook. The guide has been divided into 4 sections:…

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