Countryside Living

Unlocking the Potential for Grassland Birds

When you see an old field, you may not think much of it. But with a helping hand, these overlooked landscapes can transform into thriving habitats for native birds, animals and pollinators. Our native grasslands… Continue Reading

More than Just Wet Land

Wetlands are often described as the sponges of the planet since they hold so much water, but they are much more than just land that is wet. Wetlands are home to large numbers of wildlife… Continue Reading

A Paradise for Grassland Birds

Environmental health is a top priority for CVC and landowners across the Credit River watershed. Shane Baghai, owner of Paradise Farms in Caledon, is dedicated to protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. His actions prove… Continue Reading

Funding for Landowners to Take Action

Being a good steward of your rural property comes with a lot of responsibility. Landowners within the Credit River watershed invest a lot of time and effort into caring for their land and water by… Continue Reading

Join the Discussion – Our New Countryside Stewardship Connection

My well isn’t up to standard; is there any funding to help me upgrade it? I think I have a problem with invasive species on my property. HELP! Check out the grasslands in my backyard…. Continue Reading

Coming Soon – Our New Countryside Stewardship Connection

The Credit River countryside is a special place. We are drawn to it for different reasons, but the need to keep our water and natural resources healthy and abundant is something we all have in… Continue Reading

Congratulations to Award Winner Mark Eastman

Hay may be for horses, but it’s also for the birds—just ask Mark Eastman. His latest undertaking is the Bird Friendly Certified Hay program; a project that provides habitats for threatened grassland bird species. His… Continue Reading

Septic Inspection Time

Spring is finally here and while you’re sprucing up your lawn this year, take a moment to also consider sprucing up what lies beneath your lawn – your trusty septic system.  Have you had it… Continue Reading

Ponds Need Their Greens

Rural landowners with ponds on their properties love their ponds and spend a lot of time grooming them; mowing the grass around the pond’s edge and clearing debris and unsightly plant material from the water. … Continue Reading

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