Who are they? CWC Nature Pack is a small group of friends based in Kanata, Ontario who monitor the Monahan Drainage Basin. After discovering Water Rangers online, they applied to receive an Onatrio150 Testkit and were selected as one of the 17 groups. Where do they test? They test 5 different sites around the perimeter […]
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 […]
Spotlight: Sharbot Lake
Who are they? The Sharbot Lake Monitoring Program is a dedicated group of people who either live, or have cottages on, Sharbot Lake, located in the Frontenac Region of Eastern Ontario. Water Rangers was able to go out on an excursion with them to see what makes them such a strong team. We were so impressed […]
Ottawa River’s Eelusive Eels get Eelectronic Trackers
Water Rangers were out at Petrie Island on Wednesday to see the Ottawa Riverkeeper and the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s 4th Annual Eel Release! The purpose of the event was to increase eel population in this section of the Ottawa River and to track the eels once they are released. Since 2013, 400 American eels have […]
Fish Field Day + Testing Our Instruments
Water Rangers was given the exciting opportunity to join the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority on a City Stream Watch Fish Sampling Session at Steven’s Creek. Our trip served two purposes, to see how the fish are collected and studied, and to compare our testkit instruments to the Conservation Authority’s professional devices. Starting The Day Off: […]
Celebrating Enviroweek at Living Lightly
Today, the Water Rangers participated in a city event called Living Lightly, an event based around the concept of environmental sustainability and reducing environmental impact. We had a booth set up displaying one of our test kits and we had a challenge going on where people had to guess the conductivity of tap water (sourced from the Ottawa River) […]
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 […]