Water Rangers is a non-profit organization aiming to make water science easy to understand. We deepen our impact by providing tools and training so that anyone can understand, test, and protect waterways. We are looking for a passionate bilingual student to help us out for 10 weeks this summer. Tasks Visiting shorelines for excursions with […]
Healing Our Headwaters
Atlantic Salmon has disappeared from Lake Ontario, and Ontario Streams is trying to re-establish them through restocking. As part of “Bring Back the Salmon”, Jennifer Valentine, Water Rangers’ Outreach Director, was lucky enough to be selected to help prepare artificial spawning habitats for some salmon eggs in the Humber River this January. This is Jenn’s […]
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 […]
Spotlight: CWC Nature Pack
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: […]