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Posted on 23 September 2021 in Events, News

October 2

MVCA and Friends of the Carp River are cancelling the Discover the Carp River Conservation Area event scheduled for Saturday, 2 October due to the rain forecast from Environment Canada. We look forward to holding this event next year.

Join us at the MVCA's new conservation area located in Kanata!

Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a river side walk, learn about the river's restoration, and hear about plans for the Carp River Living Classroom.

Meet us at our event hub near Terry Fox Drive and Kanata Avenue intersection where you can learn about citizen science activities, participate in a scavenger hunt, sign-up for EcoTrekr our interactive educational app, and join a guided tour.  Tours will be available roughly every 30 minutes on the half hour.

Briarbook Morgan’s Grant Community Association will also be on hand to talk about their hydro corridor greenspace restoration and greenspace linkages in Kanata North.

Visitors can walk or bike to the park, or drive and park at Insmill Park, which is close to the Kanata Avenue intersection.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Carp River Conservation Area is unique within Ottawa. It demonstrates how a restored river and its wetlands can provide recreation and ecoservices for adjacent and downstream communities in a densely developed suburban area. This Low Impact Development approach uses green infrastructure to deliver the following benefits:

  • protect water quality by capturing and filtering storm water;
  • mitigate flooding;
  • control erosion and reduce sedimentation;
  • provide groundwater recharge and discharge;
  • provide habitat for fish and wildlife;
  • sequester carbon; and
  • offer pathways for walking, biking, and wildlife observation.