Groups should be
Eager to protect our waterways
Committed to a beach or shoreline or use our activities
Record observations and conduct tests
Participate in fun interactive activities
Learn about shorelines and help restore them
Provide text, audio or videos during events to share with other Beachkeeper groups and on social media
How it works
Sign your group up as a Beachkeeper group!
Choose a beach or shoreline you want to adopt if you are interested!
Get trained by local experts on shoreline ecology and water testing
Use our activities!
Take action! Shoreline clean ups, Yellow Fish Road Program, etc!
Share your experiences with your community
The Beachkeeper Program was created by the Ottawa Riverkeeper.
Learn more about Ottawa Riverkeeper
Want to know how you can do more to protect water?
Here’s some great tools.
A website and a smartphone app that delivers real time water quality information to Swim Guide users for over 7,000 beaches, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and New Zealand. And it’s free.
An app that gives you instant access to four types of Canadian drinking water advisories:
• Boil Water
• Blue-Green Algae
• Water Shortage
• Do Not Consume
An app and website that promotes citizen science for our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans.
• Track water quality over time
• Learn the science
• Organize volunteers
• Report issues
Explore visualization of the Ottawa River Watershed, such as microplastics, flow maps, proposed pipelines and more.
Education and resources that you can use to engage your communities on key issues and stewardship activities they can undertake.