The Friends of Petrie Island are a volunteer, nonprofit group formed in 1998 to ensure that the islands are managed in an environmentally sound manner. Under an agreement with the City of Ottawa, the group maintains the walking trails and picnic area and operates the Nature Interpretive Centre, as well as providing excellent and affordable educational day programs for youth. Wednesday volunteer workdays are from April until October. New volunteers are always welcome along with impromptu clean-ups when you visit. Garbage bags are available in the centre – just tell us where you’ve cleaned up! Please contact email@example.com for more information. Membership is $10 for individuals, $25 for families. Donations are always appreciated. They can be made on the island at the Nature Centre (when it is open) or sent to the Chair of FOPI (address is at the bottom of the Membership page). Thank you for your support!
Drone Flyover of Petrie Island
by Tom Seguin
CONTINUING PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
- Junior Naturalist program, (ages 2 – 5), approximately 2 hours
- Youth programs (ages 7 – 12), approximately 2 hours
The Nature centre can be opened anytime during the season, (May 1 to end of Sept) for interested groups. It is normally open daily from Victoria weekend till Labour Day, 10 to 8 p.m. and on weekends from early May to Thanksgiving.
Tours of the Island are available for Youth groups, Seniors, Home Schoolers – approximately ½ hour to 1 ½ hours. For inquiries re: opening up the nature centre or for arranging a tour please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event details can be found on the Events page and will be updated when more information is available.
Visitor-contributed Photos on Website
We welcome photographs provided by visitors to Petrie Island. We can now offer to publish them on our website. Click here to visit the contributed photos page. The first album contains instructions on how to submit photos. If it all seems like too much work for you, just email your photos and we will do all the work for you.
2015 Water Quality
Using the water quality statistics provided by the City of Ottawa, we show below the number of days for which the beach was officially closed. We also show the number of days on which the E. coli count exceeded 100. This is not the same as when the beaches are officially closed, which is 200 counts.
For water quality statistics from previous years, click here.
|Beach||Red Flag Days||Days over 100 E. coli|
|Petrie Island River Beach||7||10|
|Petrie Island East Beach||5||7|
Friends of Petrie Island Donor 2015:
17 Tristan Court – Website Link