Research

RLEF announces 2022 Grant Program

Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF) Call for Proposals. Small Grants for Scientific Research on and around the Rideau Lakes To develop our understanding of the science that underpins our environmental activities, the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF) sponsors a new program of small grants to support research projects.  We are interested in receiving proposals from scientific researchers working in any discipline that contributes to our knowledge of the flora, fauna, or environment of the Rideau Lakes. Awards can be used… Read More »RLEF announces 2022 Grant Program

Water Quality Research Update at BRLA AGM

Dr. John Smol provided an update to the BRLA AGM on the progess and preliminary conclusions from his research on the lake environment funded partially by RLEF. Smol’s group is analyzing the composition of core samples taken from the lake beds of Big Rideau Lake, Upper Rideau Lake, and other lakes in the area. The historic change in the presence and percentage of various organisms helps us understand the effect of a global heating on the health of the lakes.… Read More »Water Quality Research Update at BRLA AGM

Work Underway: RLEF Small Grants

This summer, RLEF is funding three research projects to build our understanding of the Rideau Lakes environment. Research is being conducted by groups at CarletonUniversity in Ottawa, and Queen’s University in Kingston, strengthening links between local institutions and our local environment. At Carleton, Dr. Steven Cooke is leading an examination of the Broader Biodiversity Benefits of Fishing Sanctuaries. His past studies have shown that fish communities in the sanctuaries are more diverse and abundant than those in similar areas outside… Read More »Work Underway: RLEF Small Grants