Discovering the Carp River

Conservation Area and Living Classroom

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

7:00 p.m. on ZOOM* 

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The Carp River

Conservation Area and Living Classroom

The Carp River is Ottawa’s own little river.  Its watershed is the only one to lie entirely within the boundaries of the City of Ottawa.  Yet many people know very little about the river and what it offers.  

The new Carp River Conservation Area is about to change this.  Launched in late 2020, the conservation area will be home to the Carp River Living Classroom.

Janet  will talk about the Carp River, the new conservation area, and the wetland discovery and education program under development for the Living Classroom.

Janet Mason

Graduate of Queen's University in Applied Science - Engineering

Janet  was a senior executive with over 34 years of experience in leadership positions in the defence and technology industries.

She currently volunteers with a number of local community organizations involved in environmental stewardship. She strongly believes that natural areas enrich their communities with positive effects on the health, social interaction, and well being of their residents.

She is also an advocate for neighbourhood involvement in the stewardship of local natural areas for the mutual benefit of  human and wildlife communities. After a successful career in aerospace and defence, Janet has dedicated her time to ensuring wildlife and green spaces are protected.

As a volunteer, she has worked in leadership positions with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, Friends of the Carp River, Friends of the Carp Hills, and the Ottawa Stewardship Council.  

Carp River Living Classroom 

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

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