How to be a superhero in the fight against Phragmites

How to be a superhero in the fight against Phragmites

There’s a villain in our watershed. It lurks in our wetlands, along roadsides and beach shorelines. And you have the power to stop it. Phragmites (Phragmites australis) might not look like much. But its Instagrammable… Continue Reading

Butterfly Blitz – Early Findings

Butterfly Blitz – Early Findings

Citizen scientists have been busy this summer! Over the past three months, 144 shared their photos of butterflies. Their observations are adding to an inventory of butterflies in the Credit River Watershed. Now that we’re… Continue Reading

Fantastic Finds From the Field

Fantastic Finds From the Field

Summer is in full swing and CVC staff are out connecting with nature, practicing safe physical distancing and capturing some fantastic finds throughout the Credit River Watershed as part of their environmental monitoring work. Here… Continue Reading

CVC’s Climate Change Strategy

CVC’s Climate Change Strategy

We’ve all felt the effects of climate change and CVC’s environmental monitoring data is telling the same story. In our region, extreme heat days are on the rise. Warmer winters have allowed pests to survive,… Continue Reading

Fireflies: Jewels of the night

Fireflies: Jewels of the night

Spotting a firefly on a warm summer night is a magical sight. While they’re only the size of a paperclip, their small flashing bodies quickly catch your eye – a reason why they’re also called… Continue Reading

Moth Madness: Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Moth Madness: Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

We received a lot of great questions about Gypsy Moth caterpillars, which seemed to be everywhere in late spring. Gypsy Moths are an introduced species that go through three- to four-year population booms, and we… Continue Reading

Celebrate Pollinator Week

Celebrate Pollinator Week

What do a rural homeowner in Erin, a Jewish congregation in Mississauga and a brewery in Caledon have in common? It may not seem obvious, but if you visited their properties, you’d quickly discover the… Continue Reading


Private Landowners Partner for Stormwater Solutions

Private Landowners Partner for Stormwater Solutions

When rain falls it needs somewhere to go. On hard surfaces such as roads, parking lots and roofs, it’s not able to soak into the ground. Instead, rainwater becomes stormwater runoff. It is collected by… Continue Reading

We’re Suckers for Citizen Science

We’re Suckers for Citizen Science

Ever wondered what’s going on along the shoreline and under the waves? Last summer, our staff filmed an episode for a new show on TVOkids called FishHeads. The series encourages youth to become citizen scientists… Continue Reading


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