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 […]
Filtering the map, Regions, Gamification and data downloads!
This has been a busy year for Water Rangers, and thanks to our friends, Mobile Baykeeper, we received funding from the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in order to create features to make Water Rangers more useful for groups in coastal Alabama. Thank you so much Mobile Bay Estuary Program! We have been able to do […]
Thank you, Ontario Trillium Foundation!
Because of Ontario Trillium Foundation, we were able to improve our app, conduct user testing and grow our platform over the past 6 months. Without Ontario Trillium Foundation, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Last night, we celebrated our 1st birthday alongside thanking OTF for their support. We created this report to celebrate our successes: […]
Thank you, Ocean Explorers!
This summer, as part of Ottawa Wavemakers (sponsored by Hub Ottawa and WWFCanada) we ran a program to send Ottawa residents to test oceans on their holidays. It was such a great success, and we were overwhelmed by how many people wanted to test the waters. Because of this program, we were able to try out […]
Introducing…. Issue reporting!
Well, we have had a busy summer, both with excursions but also with new features. We have just released our newest big feature: issue reporting. What it does is create a timeline for incidents that may happen around the waterways. It will be particularly useful for the RVCA Algae Watch to show the length of time that […]