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Low Impact Development

Flooding, erosion and the power of water

Flooding, erosion and the power of water

Floods come in different varieties. This past Tuesday night in Toronto, heavy rains caused flash flooding across the city. Police even had to rescue two men trapped in an elevator. While Mississauga missed the worst… Continue Reading

The Dangers of Winter Flooding

The Dangers of Winter Flooding

Residents of the GTA are having a hard time deciding between winter boots or rain boots these days. Last week Environmental Canada issued an extreme cold weather alert for the area, with temperatures dropping to… Continue Reading

LID Performance Monitoring

LID Performance Monitoring

Here at Credit Valley Conservation, we continue advance low impact development (LID) approaches to managing stormwater. We’re excited to announce the latest round of LID performance monitoring results. With 12 intensely monitored sites, we’re taking… Continue Reading

Why a New Business Model is Needed for Managing Water

Why a New Business Model is Needed for Managing Water

Advances in Low Impact Development (LID) and other treatment technologies are beginning to modernize municipal stormwater systems. At the same time, implementation of stormwater management charges have eased the financial burden for municipalities and public… Continue Reading

Unveiling the Rain Garden at Kenollie Public School

Fall Bus Tour Coined a ‘Must’ Tour by In the Hills Magazine

We’ve been called many things but a ‘roving band of environmental do-gooders’ is perhaps our favourite! Recently, In the Hills magazine listed our upcoming Stewardship Forum fall bus tour as one of their favourite picks… Continue Reading

And the Award goes to….CVC and IMAX

It’s not an Oscar, an Emmy or a Golden Globe but the Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence sure is a nice haul when your passion is environmental protection! Last week Credit Valley Conservation, represented by… Continue Reading

Soak it Up: Building a Rain Garden in Alton Village

We built a rain garden at Alton Park this September with the help of volunteers from Intact Insurance and Alton Public School.  The site is an educational resource for students of neighbouring Alton Public School,… Continue Reading

Lakeview Ask a Designer Night

The Lakeview Road Revitalization project in Mississauga has come a long way since it began in 2009. On this “Green Street” project, rain gardens and permeable driveways replace planned traditional curb-and-gutters to treat rainfall and… Continue Reading