Community Drumming Circle - June 1

posted May 28, 2019, 1:23 PM by Info BRWP

Join us on Saturday June 1st for this fantastic annual community drumming circle following the Celebrate Our Rivers paddle on the Bonnechere! No drumming or musical experience required!

Celebrate Our Rivers Paddle Series 2019

posted May 9, 2019, 7:32 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Jun 24, 2019, 7:42 PM ]

The BRWP in partnership with the Ottawa River Institute is pleased to announce our 2019 Celebrate Our Rivers Paddles Series! We have 17 paddles scheduled for this summer and fall, including several new paddles and 4 on the heritage Ottawa River. Take a look and plan your summer paddles with us! More details here.

BRWP Annual General Meeting - May 8th

posted May 6, 2019, 6:35 AM by Info BRWP

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project invites you to our 19th Annual General Meeting, taking place on Wednesday May 8th in Deacon ON, at the Sands on Golden Lake.

4:15 pm Meet at the Sands for a (pre-bug) hike up the Deacon Escarpment for a spectacular view of the Bonnechere River valley between Round Lake and Golden Lake.

5:30 pm Dinner (optional) at the Sands.

6:30-7:45 pm The business meeting including receipt of the financial statements, elections and brief reports on the previous and upcoming year's activities. For those unable to attend in person, a Facebook Livestream can be arranged; please let us know if this would be of interest to you.

Memberships and donations for BRWP programs welcome.

For those of you who are interested, the Ottawa River Institute is holding their AGM at the Sands from 3:00-4:00 p.m. We have invited them to join us for the hike, dinner and our AGM.

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend any of these events. Thank you!

Renfrew County Stewardship Forum - April 16

posted Mar 26, 2019, 6:57 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 7:09 AM ]

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project, as a partner in the Freshwater Partners Renfrew County initiative, is assisting with the 7th Renfrew County Stewardship Forum being held on April 16 in Renfrew. The forum is by invitation only, but sometimes a few important people are missed. If you feel like you would like to join in this conversation, 
please send an email. This forum is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

All Candidates Meetings This Fall

posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:05 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 1:05 PM ]

Plan to attend an all candidates meeting in your area this fall. Here is a list of locations and dates as we know them.

Municipal Election 2018 -All Candidates Meetings/Meet and Greets


Thursday October 4th, 6:30 pm, Petawawa Civic Centre

Township of Madawaska Valley:

Thurs Oct 4 at 7:30pm, Openogo Seniors Centre

Greater Madawaska:

Thursday, Oct. 4 at the DACA Centre. at 7 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 4 from 7-9 at Arnprior District High School.

Whitewater Region:

 Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Westmeath Hall.


Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Renfrew Recreation Centre.


St. Michael’s School in Douglas Monday, Oct. 15. 7 p.m



6th Annual Renfrew County Stewardship Forum

posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:36 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 8:49 AM ]

Join us for the 6th Annual Renfrew County Stewardship Forum, taking place on Wed. May 16, 8:30am-3pm, at the Renfrew Canadian Legion, 30 Raglan St in Renfrew. Discussions will be based on: Perspectives on Freshwater Issues in Renfrew County with representatives from Lake Property Associations, Municipal Government and Citizens Groups, and Collaborative Opportunities with representatives from not-for-profit organizations and others. The Forum will also see the launch of the new collaborative initiative, the Renfrew County Watershed Initiative. Please register at: - a fee of $20 will be collected at the door. The fee includes lunch. Everyone welcome! See poster here.

BRWP Annual General Meeting- April 18

posted Mar 27, 2018, 1:50 PM by Info BRWP

Bonnechere River Watershed Project's Annual General Meeting - Wed. April 18th, 1-4 pm, Renfrew Legion

The BRWP is Celebrating 20 Years of "Helping Ourselves to a Healthy Environment".

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting on Wed April 18th from 1-4 pm. at the Renfrew Legion. 

We would appreciate hearing feedback about the BRWP over those years to share at the AGM -  or as part of a written retrospective.

We are also interested in accepting new Board members - if you are interested in becoming a Director on the BRWP Board please contact us.  

Become a Water Ranger Guardian

posted Mar 27, 2018, 1:17 PM by Info BRWP

Our friends at Water Rangers are looking for water monitors in our region. They have citizen science water quality testkits and plants for 25 groups or individuals who live (or have property) on lakes, rivers and streams.  The groups will participate in easy challenges meant to make it fun and educational to learn about water quality! 

You need to apply by April 5 to be considered:

The BRWP has applied  - anyone interested in working with us on this project, please contact us asap. 

Muskrat Lake Watershed Information Session March 28

posted Mar 22, 2018, 11:20 AM by Info BRWP

Muskrat Lake Watershed Information Session- Land Restoration Funding Available to Landowners. Wednesday March 28, 2018, 7-9pm, Whitewater Region Municipal Office, 44 Main St. Cobden. Learn how you can protect your watershed.

Celebrate Our Rivers - Group Paddles this Summer!

posted Mar 6, 2018, 7:48 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 6:58 AM ]

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project River has teamed up again with the Ottawa River Institute and other partners across the County to bring a variety of group river paddles to you this summer. A chance to explore familiar and sometime unfamiliar waterways with other paddlers. Always a fabulous time! Click here for details.

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