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.


posted Jan 18, 2018, 6:50 AM by Info BRWP

Julie Ireton of CBC has produced a story for World Report for the hourly news in the morning about the canoe march for nuclear safety today and the Canadian Nuclear Labs license renewal hearings next week in Pembroke. She has also done a radio news story for the regional news on the half hour. The web story will also be on the National page and she is supposed to be on CBC News Network (TV) in the morning.

BRWP Supports Local Action for Nuclear Safety

posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:11 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

Please join us if you can for the following upcoming events
 aimed at bringing about safe and responsible storage of radioactive waste instead of the crazy irresponsible plans  the multinational consortium now running Chalk River Laboratories wants to carry out using our tax dollars!

January 18 in Ottawa, 11:00 am, Parliament Hill
The Red Canoe March for Nuclear Safety
The Anishinabek Tribal Council, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Concerned Citizens and  STOP Oléoduc Outaouais are holding a press conference at 10:30 inside the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. At 11:00 am, after the press conference, we will assemble at the bottom of the stairs to the main entrance of the Centre Block. We will accompany the red canoe on its route through downtown Ottawa. The march will be in two parts: 1) from the flame to Sparks st. Bank St, Laurier Avenue and along Laurier to City Hall, approx 1.4 kilometres. We expect to arrive at Ottawa City Hall at about 11:45 am. Part 2) from City Hall departing from there at around noon or 12:15, south on Elgin St. to Catherine McKenna's office on Catherine st. approx 1.4 kilometres. We will deliver letters to Mayor Watson and Minister McKenna, hear brief excerpts from the letters and some songs courtesy of the Ottawa Raging Grannies. 

January 23-25 in Pembroke, Best Western Inn and Conference Centre
Public Hearing into the application by the consortium for a 10 year license to operate the Chalk River Laboratories
The agenda for this hearing is truly awesome! On very short notice, dozens of groups and individuals applied to intervene in this hearing. 80% of the oral  intervenors raise serious concerns about the proposed 10-year term of the license,  massive deletion of license conditions and compliance verification criteria recommended by Canada's "captured" nuclear regulator, corruption on the part of  consortium members and other issues. Please come out and support our intervenors!! Click here for the agenda, showing when all of our intervenors and concerned colleagues will be speaking, so you can plan your visit.

Call to action everyone!!
Please come to the hearing and, if you can, carry a canoe on the roof of your car, to which you have attached signs stating concerns about the hearing. We are aiming to fill the Best Western parking lot with canoes and signs, so as to make a strong statement to visiting media and others. Two quick suggestions for signs:
1) "CANOE believe it??? Our tax dollars are being wasted!!!"
2) CNSC do your job! Keep radioactive waste out of our air and water!
More ideas for signs will follow shortly; please send me yours!
If you can't bring a canoe, please consider attaching a sign to your aerial, or car windows.

More information will follow shortly. The January 18th Canoe March for Nuclear Safety is posted on Facebook. Please share widely.

Paddle with Us and Celebrate Our Rivers and Canada's 150th

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:23 AM by Info BRWP   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

Dip Your Paddle and Celebrate Our Rivers and Canada’s 150th This Summer

Over the last five years, the Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP) and the Ottawa River Institute (ORI) have partnered with businesses, other organizations and municipalities to provide about 1000 paddler trips on local waterways to residents and visitors through the Celebrate Our Rivers paddle series.  There will be even more opportunity to paddle in 2017, Canada’s 150th, with a few of the now 16 paddle events again featuring local food and music.  Some of the paddles require advance registration to help with logistics, while others do not. Any profits after expenses to organize and run the series will benefit the lead organizations. So bring your paddle craft (canoe, kayak, paddle board) and join others in Celebrating Canada’s 150th and Our Rivers!  

See more details here. 

 And our 2017 Celebrate Our Rivers poster here. 

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