Water gives life, energy and character to Canada. As a cyclist—when you pedal past scenic lakes, streams and ponds, guzzle cold water or splash it over your head after a hot ride — you know how precious our water resources can be.
The impetus for the Ride for Conservation Series comes from the demonstrable success of the Canada Life Ride to the Lake events hosted by DUC in Manitoba starting in 2017. These Rides were founded on the principles of community-building, engagement and awareness, and fundraising. In 2021, we exceeded our expectations for all these milestones, thanks to critical sponsorships and a groundswell of support for one of the most important ecosystems on the planet: our wetlands.
Don’t see an organized ride in your area? Here are some other ways you can get involved:
1. Plan your own fundraising ride! Click here to learn how to plan a personal fundraiser.
2. Click on “event details” for any Ride for Conservation event and donate to support the efforts of those who are riding for conservation.
July 21, 2023 Qualico, Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 24, 2023 RécréoParc – Sainte-Catherine, Québec
September 9, 2023 Ducks Unlimited Conservation Centre – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Jump in the saddle and join an inspirational Tour de Force that we call the Ride for Conservation Series of events!
But not everyone knows that wetlands have a role to play in the clean water that powers us at work, rest and play. Clean water starts with healthy wetlands: formidable forces of nature that have our back.
These incredible ecosystems provide environmental solutions Canadians need to enjoy the water we drink and use every day. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leading conservation organization that’s delivering these solutions in communities like yours across the country. But we can’t do it alone: we need your help.
Eleven Ducks Unlimited Canada researchers will attend the international conference, presenting on recent research, and learning from a global network of waterfowl scientists.
Partners in conservation: Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid explains how the new Canada Water Agency seeks to shape the future of freshwater conservation in Canada.
Calling Lakes champion Aura Lee MacPherson sees value in a decade of community connection.