Connecting People With Nature Through the Credit Valley Trail

For many of us, spending time in nature has played a critical role in maintaining our personal health and wellness during uncertain times. The need for protected green space and outdoor recreational opportunities is more pressing than ever before.

Back in 2020, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) acquired the “Capstone Property,” a vibrant 44-acre property in Caledon along the Credit River next to Charles Sauriol Conservation Area. This property is an integral piece of the puzzle for completing the Credit Valley Trail (CVT), a 100-kilometres continuous river valley trail connecting the hills of the headwaters in Orangeville to Lake Ontario in Port Credit.

Plans are in place to build a 2.8-kilometre section of the CVT on the Capstone Property. This historic trail will connect people to the beauty of nature, rich cultural experiences, Indigenous heritage and values, and the sustaining waters of the Credit River. It will also connect the properties and provide public access to Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, a 188-acre conservation area.

The federal and provincial governments announced funding earlier this year to generously support 73 per cent of the cost to build this stretch of trail. To complete the construction of this essential section of the CVT, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation still has a critical need to fundraise $54,000.

As we kick-off the giving season, you can support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. On Giving Tuesday, you can help put nature at the heart of our communities and be part of a protected, natural legacy for future generations.

Learn more about the project, and join us on Giving Tuesday to support this important connection along the CVT.

CVC relies on generous contributions from corporate and community leaders to carry out critical conservation work to ensure a sustainable future for the Credit River Watershed. Proceeds from this year’s Giving Tuesday will support our areas of greatest need, including acquiring land for environmental protection, enhancing our much-loved conservation areas and connecting the Credit Valley Trail.

All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt – donate by December 31 to receive your 2021 tax receipt!

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