Water Resources

Straws and our Great Lakes

Straws and our Great Lakes

Iced coffee, smoothies, juices and cocktails. I bet you’ve never thought twice about how many straws you actually use in one day. In North America, we throw away over 500 million plastic straws per day,… Continue Reading

Chloride Overdose

Chloride Overdose

Canadians are all too familiar with the perils of driving on icy roads. For decades, road salt has been used to keep our roads safe. It saves lives, prevents injuries, and keeps our cities moving…. Continue Reading

Conservation Matters: Conservation Authorities Act Under Review

Conservation Matters: Conservation Authorities Act Under Review

What is the Conservation Authorities Act? The Conservation Authorities Act is a legal document created by the Ontario Provincial Legislature in 1946. The act oversees Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities. It ensures the conservation, restoration and responsible… Continue Reading

10 Tips to Cool Our Water Use This Summer

10 Tips to Cool Our Water Use This Summer

Photo by Enid Martindale via Flickr Creative Commons. The summer of 2016 is shaping up to be one of the hottest and driest on record for our region. While this has been great for beachgoers,… Continue Reading

Small Beads with a Big Impact

Plastics microbeads may be tiny, but they create a huge problem. Microbeads endanger fish and aquatic habitat. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic between 0.1 micrometres and 5 mm in diameter often found in facial exfoliants,… 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

Monitoring Water Quality in Real Time

It’s not everyday that an 18-year-old high school senior gets to experience what I did last Tuesday with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). It was an unforgettable encounter. The sun was low and distant. It was… Continue Reading

Survey Says….Aerial View of the Credit Before Spring Thaw

Last month our CVC Water staff got a bird’s-eye view of the watershed through helicopter video surveillance of the Credit River. The flight followed the path of the river from Lake Ontario to Orangeville so… Continue Reading

Reduced urban flooding through “Green Streets”

On a walk through two unique streets in the Lakeview neighbourhood of Mississauga, visitors might notice meadow flowers and grasses blowing along the boulevards while at one end of the street, a large patch of… Continue Reading