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Protecting the Rideau for generations to come.

We act together to ensure the health and preservation of the lakes we all love.

About Us

Our Organization

RLEF is a registered Canadian charity, managed by volunteers. Our overheads are low, and we can assure you that the vast majority of your donation will flow directly to protecting the water and lakes that we love.


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If you would rather use regular mail, you can send your donation by post to


 RLEF, PO Box 93, Portland, Ontario K0G 1V0


We thank you for your support.


Enquire about funding

RLEF provides modest grants to support activities that further our mission. See the Call for Proposals for Small Grants for Scientific Research on and around the Rideau Lakes.


If you have a project that you think we might be interested in, please contact us.


Funding Policy Statement.


Who we are



Since 1991 the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation (RLEF) has protected and preserved the environment of the Ridea Lakes, in collaboration with BRLA and URLA.


A registered Canadian charity, we support projects that safeguard and enhance our lake environment.


Registered Canadian Charity Number 139789713RR0001



The Big Rideau Lake Association is dedicated to building a strong community in a safe and healthy environment on and around Big Rideau Lake.


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The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization comprised of community members surrounding Upper Rideau Lake.


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Contact Us


Rideau Lakes
Environmental Foundation

Address: PO Box 93, Portland, Ontario, K0G 1V0



Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation


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