What Your Can Do For Freshwater in Renfrew County
A Freshwater Partners Renfrew County publication that outlines what cottagers, homeowners, farmers and municipalities can do to maintain and improve freshwater in Renfrew County. The guide can be viewed and/or downloaded here.
Paddling the Bonnechere River Journal
You will feel like you're right in the canoe with the author, Ole Hendrickson, in his Paddling the Bonnechere journal.
Bonnechere Paddle Guide
The BRWP Paddle Guide was made in partnership with students in the the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist students program in Algonquin College. It provides useful information on the area, beautiful photos, and canoeing maps for the Round Lake and Golden Lake areas. The guide can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking this link: Bonnechere Paddle Guide
A Driving Tour of the Bonnechere River Watershed
A Driving Tour of the Bonnechere River Watershed is a wonderful booklet that outlines three driving tours within the Bonnechere River Watershed, and offers natural and historic points of interest within each of the three tours. The booklet, first published in 1998, with a second edition in 2001, was written by Mark Stabb, Angela Schruder and Carla Svoboda and published by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association. It is available here as a 2 part pdf download, used with permission from the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association.
Adopt-A-Stream: Smith’s Creek Initiative
In 2006, Wildlife Interpretative Gardens were developed along Smith's Creek, at Stewart's Park and St. Joseph's High School in Renfrew. The gardens are linked by the Millenium Trail where interpretive signs provide information on wildlife and riparian features along the creek such as, cavity nesting birds, fish habitat for beaver, turtles and frogs.
At St. Joseph's High School, the grade nine geography class completed soil sampling at an abandoned hay field and students from the school planted 400 native trees and shrubs that are suitable for the conditions.
In 2007 work focused on maintenance and replanting where necessary.