grants

2022 Research Projects in Review

Understanding the lake is key to looking after it. So the RLEF has once again launched a Call for Participation for research exploring the environment of our lakes. Proposals are in, and the RLEF Board is now conducting their review. As they read, Board Members are assessing each proposal to ensure that it’s relevant, significant, feasible, and timely. We are looking for project teams that are qualified and connected to our local issues. Past researchers have been able to leverage… Read More »2022 Research Projects in Review

Support the RLEF in 2021

Letter to Lake Residents To BRLA Members and other Friends of the Rideau Lakes: I am writing on behalf of the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF), to ask for your help. Since 1991, our small non-profit foundation has worked alongside BRLA and other local lake associations to focus on protecting, improving and enhancing the Rideau Lakes. Below are three critical areas we need to fund. Water Quality Research As part of our environmental mandate, RLEF has been funding scientific research… Read More »Support the RLEF in 2021

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

Westport Review Mirror Profiles RLEF Grant Projects

We Made the Front Page! We’re thrilled that the Westport Review Mirror has profiled three RLEF-Funded Research Projects in their August 19th issue. It’s great that the science that helps us to understand our environment is being featured in our local press. We’re also very pleased that the work of our small not-for-profit is being brought to the attention of our community. If you would like to support future Research Projects on the Rideau Lakes, please donate online in support… Read More »Westport Review Mirror Profiles RLEF Grant Projects

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