Author: Kat

Water Rangers Guardians Impact report!

It’s been another incredible testing season! Thanks to the dedications of these volunteers, we’re showing what citizens can do to protect waterways! A few highlights: • 91% visited the water more regularly • 95% shared their knowledge with curious bystanders and/or became teachers • 91% participated in other NEW stewardship activities • beyond this program […]

Junior Software Developer Summer student

We are looking for a driven individual to join Water Rangers for the Summer and help the development team by working on our mobile and web apps. Responsibilities Work in an Agile development team with senior developers and designers Contribute to the development of our mobile app (iOS & Android) for collecting data in the […]

Carleton Study: How do our testkits compare to professional probes?

This post was written by Jose Atienza, Benson Chan, Steffani Guenette, Sofia Herczegh, Ashley LeBreton and Keith Pettinger. These Carleton University students are completing their studies in Environmental Sciences under supervisor Dr. Jesse Vermaire. This study is being adapted to be published as a whitepaper. You will notice that more than 20 samples were taken. […]

End of testing season wrap-up!

Wow. What a testing season! Our testkit program this year meant we were able to support community groups to learn about water. Thank you, Ontario150, for supporting this project!     Our Impact Report Our project was a huge success thanks to the dedication of our volunteer testers who used easy-to-understand tests to learn about […]

Thank you, LUSH!

This year, we had the pleasure to receive funding from LUSH’s charity pot. Because of this funding, we rebuilt our offline app and released it for both iOS and Android. LUSH also generously donated beautiful gift boxes for us to present to those who do more for our waterways. We have prepared a final report […]

Introducing… the Activity feed!

Thanks to the generous support of MEC, we are working on lots of new features to make our website even more useful for everyone. The first one, and the one people have been asking for the most was an activity feed! See the activity feed What people have been saying “I check the website everyday to […]

Seeking Summer Communications Co-ordinator

Version française suivra We are looking for a passionate fluently bilingual student to help us out for 9-10 weeks this summer. You will get the opportunity to learn a lot from a small start-up non-profit: We have great partnerships with local groups such as Ottawa Riverkeeper, RVCA, and MVCA. You will also be helping us […]

Introducing… Version 1 of our Offline App!

Thanks to the generous support of the City of Ottawa, we are launching our first version of our “Offline App”. What it does Many of our users love to record their observations in the field, but when using their web browser, they don’t get the smoothest experience. They also need to have 3G or wifi […]

Announcing… Ontario 150 Testkits!

Canada’s heritage was shaped by wilderness, but most people don’t actively notice it in the bustle of everyday modern life. Through this testkit program, we are teaching new and existing water stewards about water quality and then they will go out and be in nature. By visiting these same spots monthly, they will begin to appreciate […]

Testing pH teststrips!

“It looks like a science lab in here!” Ollie noted, but he didn’t seem surprised. We’ve devoted a whole testkit area in our house and the shelves are already stuffed with my ‘tests’; we both know the madness has only just begun. I had pulled out every type of pH strip I had purchased and they […]