David's Suzuki's Blue Dot Movement Tour is coming to Ottawa on Oct 17. Let's represent our watershed and our interests by attending this event.
A Local Energy speaking tour and town hall, with a focus on the Energy East Pipeline and related environmental issues.
Featuring speakers from Environmental Defence, the Ottawa River Institute, the Bonnechere River Watershed Project and the Valley Climate Circle.
Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | 7pm Galilee Centre, Arnprior
Thurs. Oct 2, 2014 | 7pm Marguerite Centre, Pembroke
Thirty riverwatchers from across the watershed came together to share their river knowledge, perspectives and issues, receive training on aspects of river ecology and provide feedback on the program at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior in July.
BRWP was represented by Kathy Lindsay (chair, program volunteer) and Ben Watson (2014 BRWP RiverWatch program coordinator) attended as an official RiverWatcher for the Bonnechere River watershed.
The final of five BRWP paddle excursions is taking place on Saturday Aug 9. There is still time to sign up. Madawaska Calabogie Cherry Point Park-Burnstown Paddle & Fiddle,
Neat BBQ and Fiddle Do. Registration at 1pm at Burnstown Beach. Shuttle to Cherry Point Park for put-in at 2:30. Pull out at 4:30. Neat Coffee Shop BBQ 5 -7pm. Fiddle Do 7-9pm. $10 per person. $20 per person for seat in explorer canoe. $10 per person for Fiddle Do. Optional BBQ $12. Registration: Geoff Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-957-4621 ext. 226 or email@example.com
Saturday June 7, was a glorious day for the first of five paddles that the BRWP is co-organizing this summer in the Celebrate Our River series. Saturday's paddle took place from Wilber Lake to the Eganville Arena on the Bonnechere River. Two more paddles are scheduled for June, one in July and another in August. See our events page for more information
, and come on out and Celebrate Our Rivers!
The Bonnechere River Watershed Project is partnering with numerous other organizations and municipalities this summer to bring group paddle excursions to residents and tourists. Some of the events will feature local food and entertainment, and all will feature plenty of fun! Please bring your own canoe or kayak and gear, (unless registered for the optional explorer canoes on June 7 and Aug 9). Pre-registration is required.
Pre-registration required for all paddles. Shuttling will be organized in consultation with the organizers.
Sat. Jun 7 –Wilber Lake-Eganville Mass Paddle,
followed by Local Food and Entertainment. Registration start time - 9:30am at Eganville Arena. A shuttle will be provided to the put-in at Wilber Lake. Mass paddle launch at 11am. Back at arena at 1pm for local food and entertainment. $10. per person. Optional reservations available in 6-person canoes for an additional $20 per person. Registration: CelebrateOurRiver.ca Organized by BRWP and Bonnechere Valley Twp.
Sat. Jun 14 - Snake River Paddle – Start time 9:30am. Meet on Burwell Road between Durack Line and Micksburg Road. Launch around 10:00am, take-out at 1:00 PM on the Snake River Line between Poff Road and Stoqua Creek Road. $5 per person. There will be shuttles available to get paddlers back to their vehicles. Registration: Info@BonnechereRiver.ca Organized by BRWP, Ottawa River Institute and the Muskrat Watershed Council.
Sat. Jun 21 - Renfrew-Ottawa River Paddle. Start time 9:30am, end of Mutual St. in Renfrew. $5 per person. Bring your own lunch for shoreline stop at the First Chute. There will be shuttles available to get paddlers back to their vehicles.Registration: Info@BonnechereRiver.ca Organized by BRWP, Ottawa River Institute.
Sat. Jul 12 - Eganville-Fourth Chute Paddle & Fiddle, followed by Bonnechere Caves BBQ and Fiddle Do. Registration at 1:00pm at Bonnechere Caves. Shuttle to Eganville for put-in at 2:30. Pull out at 4:30pm. $10 per person. $10 per person for Fiddle Do. Cost for optional BBQ to be determined. Registration: Info@BonnechereRiver.ca Organized by BRWP, Bonnechere Caves.
Sat. Aug 9 - Madawaska Calabogie Cherry Point Park-Burnstown Paddle & Fiddle, Neat BBQ and Fiddle Do. Registration at 1pm at Burnstown Beach. Shuttle to Cherry Point Park for put-in at 2:30. Pull out at 4:30. Neat Coffee Shop BBQ 5 -7pm. Fiddle Do 7-9pm. $10 per person. $20 per person for seat in explorer canoe. $10 per person for Fiddle Do. Optional BBQ $12. Registration: Geoff Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-957-4621 ext. 226
The Bonnechere River Watershed Project co-hosted, along with the Ottawa River Institute, the 3rd Annual Renfrew County Stewardship Forum on Friday May 9th. Dozens of participants from a variety of interest groups attended the Forum, that took place at the Marguerite Centre in Pembroke. The theme for this year's Forum was 'Celebrating Our Watersheds- Trails and Tributaries' and featured presentations by; Shawna Babcock on the Renfrew County Active Transportation Strategy, Alistair Baird on the Renfrew County Trails Strategy,
Jim Meness on the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan and the CN/CP Rail and Trails, Kathy Lindsay who gave an overview of BRWP efforts to steward our tributaries in Renfrew County, and Rosalie Burton, Doug Skeggs, Gerald Rollins and Brian Whitehead who gave information and updates from the Muskrat Watershed Council.
The BRWP elected new board members, at our Annual General Meeting on April 29th, in Renfrew.
Photo: Front left to right, Joscelyn Coolican, Kathy Lindsay - Chair, Cheryl Keetch - Coordinator
Middle left to right, John Almstedt, David Brown, Andy Trull, William Millar - Summer Intern
Back let to right, Duncan Noble, Ben Watson - Summer RiverWatch
Photo by the Renfrew Mercury.
The BRWP is holding its' Annual General Meeting and Update, on Tuesday April 29 at 7pm at the Renfrew Legion Auditorium, 30 Raglan St. Renfrew. Everyone is welcome.