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Ottawa Riverkeeper is a trusted leader and champion for swimmable, drinkable, and fishable waters throughout the Ottawa River Watershed. We provide leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve the ecological health of the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Ottawa Riverkeeper is equal parts educator, scientist, advocate, watchdog, coalition builder, and community spokesperson. We are a licenced member of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international network of water protection organizations.

The Ottawa River Watershed is part of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem and is home to over 2 million people. The watershed spans two provinces and the river flows through our nations’ capital. There are over 300 municipalities, 10 Algonquin Nations and one Mohawk Nation within the watershed boundaries.

Ottawa Riverkeeper has grown to become the strongest and most trusted independent voice for the protection of freshwater within our vast watershed. We have catalysed partnerships and collaborations to work on important issues like sewage spills, nuclear waste management, plastics pollution and watershed governance to name a few. Media consistently turns to Ottawa Riverkeeper to keep the public informed about their river.

Our organization is dedicated to connecting individuals to their local water bodies and empowering them to become water leaders, to stand up when necessary to protect the water where they live.


Click on one of our teams below to make a donation.

Team information

Ottawa Riverkeeper

Raised: CA$3,921.63

Mortimer Minnows

Raised: CA$1,470.16

Rideau Speedeaus

Raised: CA$612.78

Team Orangutech

Raised: CA$502.02

Political fish

Raised: CA$493.74

Nepean Masters Swim Club

Raised: CA$299.35

Deep River Candus Swimming

Raised: CA$282.92

The Beet-Box Farm Fishes

Raised: CA$248.27

Fisheries and Oceans River Dolphins

Raised: CA$207.06


Raised: CA$184.90

Team OTC/Ottawa Swimming

Raised: CA$158.48


Raised: CA$26.41

Fish of the River

Raised: CA$26.41

Orleans ORCAS

Raised: CA$26.41

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Sep 07 Ron Frank Awesomely done! Congratulations!! CA$79.24
Sep 05 Anonymous CA$50.00
Sep 02 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 01 Sara Jenks Well done Anita! Undisclosed amount
Aug 31 Mark Shoesmith Way to go, Anita Netherton! CA$52.83
Aug 26 Raymond Wong Way to go Anita! You rock! CA$26.41
Aug 25 Janet Wong CA$26.41
Aug 24 Lindsey Reed Way to go! :) CA$26.41
Aug 23 Stephen Skoutajan Thank you Danielle for supporting our beautiful river. Your activism is a true gift to future generations. Stephen and Elizabeth CA$52.83
Aug 20 Mark Bazerman Undisclosed amount