Ottawa – January 30th, 2023. Today, Ottawa Riverkeeper launches Road Salt Reduction Week, a chance for watershed residents to learn more about a major danger to our local waterways. Road salt is harmful to freshwater ecosystems – in large quantities it can be extremely toxic. Ottawa Riverkeeper’s own monitoring over the past three winters has clearly demonstrated that these conditions are ubiquitous and persistent in the national capital region. Now we want to raise awareness to encourage a change in behaviour towards less salt use. This is from the Ottawa River Keeper, to read more click here!
Salting our River