The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is excited to launch Conservation 2020: a major campaign to raise $125,000 toward keeping our natural areas in public hands forever.
Donors of large investments (between $10,000 and $25,000+ over five years) will be recognized in our media outreach and on the Foundation’s donor board. They’ll also receive some fun extras for the office, like complementary annual passes to our conservation areas, free facility rentals and even a staff retreat.
To invest in the region’s natural lands, contact Foundation executive director Diane Downey at 613-692-3571 ext. 1126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about how the endowment works or to donate online, visit www.rvcf.ca.
Planting native species helps ensure that your planting will succeed.
For a complete seven page list of all plants click Native Shoreline Species List
URLA have contracted the services of the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds to monitor the health of Upper Rideau Lake, 2002-2004. Water samples are taken at each of 12 established sites around the Lake. URLA volunteers have also aided the RVCA in their testing for the Watershed Watch Program, 2005-2010. Data taken from the samples is archived for long term trend analysis.
Click here for more information on water quality of the Upper Rideau Lake
We upgraded our website. One of the new features is embedding video so I took my phone out to create a demo. Happily two butterflies cooperated
Friends of Murphy’s Point provincial park is conducting a raffle of a birch-bark canoe with the draw date being October 14. The canoe will be built next month in the park by Chuck Commanda who is a member of the Algonquin First Nations utilizing materials such as birch-bark, spruce roots and spruce gum most of which will be sourced in or near the park.
To purchase tickets contact Don Goodfellow: email email@example.com 613-273-2132. He will be happy to make home delivery of tickets.
The URLA is working – in concert with other lake Associations in the township of Rideau Lakes – to support more rigorous municipal development policy and enforcement. Rideau Lakes Council, led by Mayor Hoogenboom, has established a new Committee, the “Rideau Lakes Lake Association Committee” (quite a moniker!), which includes representation from our Association and others. Our first meeting was largely a canvas of the expertise and ideas around the table – and there were plenty of both.
The next meeting – August 29th- will seek advice on a proposal to place development site plan conditions on the title of waterfront property in our township. These meetings are open to the public, and the next meeting is:
August 29th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Portland Community Hall – Township of Rideau Lakes
24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1V0