New Grants Available through the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program


The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality.

Landowners completing projects in the next year may be eligible for grants of up to $15,000 depending on the project they are undertaking. The next application deadline is May 1, 2017.

New grants are available! Grants are available for 18 kinds of projects related to nutrient management, soil protection, water management, land stewardship, and education and innovation.

Outcomes of the Water Roundtable held June 14, 2014

If you have a few minutes to puruse the comments contributed by several hundred Ottawa residents that gave up a beautiful Saturday in June on behalf of all residents to discuss the future care, conservation and use of water in the Capital. You may find that some comments resonate with your personal beliefs and values and you may, therefore, be motivated to get involved as this discussion moves towards tangible and meaningful outcome measures.  It was an invigorating experience being among so many residents who truly care about the city. 

Great turnout and Fantastic Evening of Learning about The Ottawa River--We Care!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

Nearly 60 people attended the Ottawa River--Who Cares? event on Tuesday night. We were treated to a great evening of entertainment and education. Anda Bruinsma was the event organizer and MC.

The evening kicked off with a wonderful reflection by Jeannie Smith of the importance of the river to her, followed by a beautiful song she wrote called Kitchissippi. Watch for it on YouTube, coming shortly.