Monday, April 23, 2007

Friends of the Carp River

The Carp River is a navigable waterway that comes under the jurisdiction of two Federal Acts - the Navigable Rivers Protection Act and the Fisheries Act. The Carp River watershed is located in the former municipalities of West Carleton, Kanata, and Goulbourn. The headwaters of the system are in the Glen Cairn area of Kanata just south of the Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre), where the Carp River flows north into the Ottawa River at Fitzroy Harbour. The entire river is 42 km long, and has the unique distinction of being the only river that flows entirely within the boundaries of the City of Ottawa (since Carp was amalgated into the City of Ottawa a few years ago).

The Friends of the Carp River (FCR) is an action-based group of volunteers working together with landowners, recreational users, government agencies, and businesses to improve the quality of the Carp River. Our goal is to encourage new shoreline management practices, thereby helping to restore the ribbon of life along the river's length for the natural benefit of its human and wildlife communities.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and help out with various projects involving the Carp River.

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