Nature in Your Neighbourhood
Nature in Your Neighbourhood Episodes
Youth Videographer, Leo Freemark created with production support from Kathy Lindsay and Cheryl Keetch, and in partnership with TVCogeco, four Nature in Your Neighbourhood Episodes. These episodes were broadcast on TVCogeco, and on YouTube. The four episodes can be viewed below.
Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide
The Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide features points of interest in the Bonnechere River Watershed and will assist residents and tourists to enjoy, appreciate, and learn about the Bonnechere River watershed area and its natural highlights. The guide divides the watershed into ten areas. Five of the areas centre on towns that are in or immediately adjacent to the watershed—Renfrew, Douglas, Eganville, Killaloe, and Wilno-Barry’s Bay. The other five areas centre on natural features in the watershed—Lake Clear, Golden Lake, Round Lake, the Little Bonnechere River, and the headwaters in Algonquin Park. For each area, the guide describes a Featured Point of Interest and other Points of Interest, and identifies opportunities for walking, cycling, paddling, exploring, appreciating and sightseeing. Also included are general descriptions of natural highlights such as lakes, forests, ridges and escarpments, wetlands, streams and rivers, including the Bonnechere River itself are provided, as well as species and vegetation types of interest, and references to the watershed’s fascinating geological history.
Two versions of the guide are available here for viewing or downloading; the print version, and an on-line version. The on-line version is an expansion of the print version, and features more photos, reproductions of local artists’ paintings, more web links, links to Nature in Your Neighbourhood video clips, and links to the four segments of the Nature in Your Neighbourhood video series, produced in partnership with TVCogeco.
The Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide is part of our multi-faceted Ontario Trillium Foundation funded Nature in Your Neighbourhood Project; a collaborative initiative of the Ottawa River Institute and the Bonnechere River Watershed Project.
A Driving Tour of the Bonnechere River Watershed
A Driving Tour of the Bonnechere River Watershed is a wonderful booklet that describes three driving tours (and accompanying maps) within the Bonnechere River Watershed, and offers natural and historic points of interest within each of the three tours. The booklet, first published in in 1998, with a second edition published in 2001, was written by Mark Stabb, Angela Schruder and Carla Svoboda and published by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association.
A Driving Tour of the Bonnechere River Watershed is available here as a two part pdf download.
Used with permission from the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association.
Nature in Your Neighbourhood Filming and Video Clips
Our Nature in Your Neighbourhood collaborative initiative with the Bonnechere River Watershed Project, gave us many opportunities to film various events and interview a variety of fascinating folks on science and environmental related subjects.
Below are some links to 'amateur' clips created by Coordinator Cheryl Keetch.