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Help protect our beautiful Ottawa River and watershed

Message from Anita: Why swim in the Ottawa River? Because we can! I hope you are all swimming in open water this summer. Please sponsor me on this 4km swim across the Ottawa River (which I hope to complete in under 90min), and by doing so support Ottawa Riverkeeper who works to protect our clean, swimmable waterways! Thank You!!!


The Ottawa River is our nation's capital river and we are so fortunate to have this incredible resource running right through the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, paddling, or strolling alongside its banks, its beauty and the recreational opportunities abound.  But it needs our help to protect it and keep it clean and healthy.

Will you join in me to help protect and promote the health of this beautiful river? Please make a donation and help me reach my fundraising goal!

Through programs like Pollution Hotline and Ottawa Riverkeeper's new road salt monitoring program coming next winter we can help keep our river swimmable, drinkable and fishable for all of us to enjoy!


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation 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 20 Mark Bazerman Undisclosed amount
Aug 20 gregoire Crevier Undisclosed amount
Aug 19 Susanne Bowen Congrats on completing your swim, Anita! CA$26.41