Friends of the Gatineau River / Amis de la rivière Gatineau
The Friends of the Gatineau River (FOG) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization working with community partners to conserve, protect and improve the environmental quality of the Gatineau River watershed for the benefit of current and future generations.
FOG conducts water quality tests of the Gatineau River as a public service with support from the municipalities of La Pêche, Cantley and Chelsea and clubs and associations that use the river for recreational purposes.
Our mission: Inspire the community to work together to protect and improve the Gatineau River for future generations by monitoring, advocating, educating and celebrating.
Become a member by making a donation to support the work we do on the river!
Vision 2030 Survey
We need to know what you think about the future of our river. Please take 10 minutes to complete our survey and help FOG and the community create a common vision and priorities for the river. Survey respondents are automatically entered into a draw to win 2 Stand Up Paddleboard rental from Paddlefit. Take the survey now !
Boating Safety Project
Let’s work together to improve safety on the water. Boats are currently allowed to travel 55 km/h, causing dangerous encounters with the many thousands of swimmers and paddlers on the narrow river each year. Also, boat wakes have caused shoreline and property damage.
With FOG’s support, the MRC des Collines and the municipalities on the Lower Gatineau are embarking on a project that follows rigorous Transport Canada requirements to openly consult all river users and those affected and explore possible solutions. View the project presentation.
FOG’s Annual General Meeting –
May 20, 2021 7PM Learn more and register.