Whitewater Ontario Announces The Ottawa River Public Access Project And Launches A Project Website To Solicit Feedback
The Ottawa River is an internationally renowned whitewater river enjoyed by recreational kayakers, canoeists and rafters. Public access has been an ongoing concern for years as the sport of whitewater kayaking, canoeing, and private rafting has grown in the Ottawa Valley. Over the last several months, there has been a dedicated team of volunteers working on a proposal to secure a free, public take out on the Ottawa River and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
On Wednesday, June 16th, the Township of Whitewater Region’s Council will receive a presentation by delegates from Whitewater Ontario to discuss a partnership with the paddling community for a public takeout.
A website dedicated to securing a public take out on the Ottawa River has been created and all who enjoy and value the Ottawa River are encouraged to voice their concerns regarding public access via the form on the website. All submissions will be kept confidential and only used to supplement the presentation being given to Council.
River u sers are also encouraged to attend a public Paddler’s Community Meeting via GoToMeeting on Sunday, June 13th from 7:30pm – 9pm EST (additional meeting details can be found below). The Ottawa River Public Access Committee will be providing an update on the project, as well as answering any questions users may have – all are welcome and you may sign into the meeting anonymously.
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Ottawa River Access – Paddling Community Engagement Meeting
Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Access Code: 713-863-861
Contact: Sierra [email protected]
ABOUT THE OTTAWA RIVER:
The Rocher Fendu section of the Ottawa River has been paddled for hundreds of years. These waters run through the unceded, unsurrendered traditional Territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. We recognize the Algonquins as the customary keepers and defenders of the Ottawa River Watershed and its tributaries.
ABOUT WHITEWATER ONTARIO
Whitewater Ontario is the sport governing body in the province, and represents provincial interests within the national body Whitewater Canada and the Canadian Canoe Association. Whitewater Ontario is a volunteer-driven organization uniting, supporting, and sustaining the inclusive development of the whitewater paddling community and resources.
Published at Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:26:08 +0000