As we reach the end of 2016, the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our work this year.
Your generosity is creating a better world – one that values, sustains and protects the natural environment. And since people need nature to thrive, you are helping to create a healthier, happier Credit River watershed for the 900,000 people that call it home.
Like you, we recognize the supreme value of nature to the well-being of our communities. It protects us and in turn deserves our protection. In January 2016, the CVC Foundation made a $5 million dollar commitment to Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and launched our Protect, Connect, Sustain Campaign.
Your donations and belief in CVC is an invaluable community asset supports this campaign goal and helped some great work get done this year including:
- The planting of 5,000 trees and native shrubs through the Community Tree Planting Program
- The engagement of 252 high school students in the Conservation Youth Corps summer program. Youth planted 8,000 native trees and shrubs, restored aquatic stream habitats, assisted in wildlife and ecosystem monitoring, removed invasive species and assisted in maintaining local community gardens.
- The restoration 650 metres of streambank at Upper Credit Conservation Area, a critical cold-water fish community hosting 10 species of fish including Brook Trout.
- The protection of migratory birds through Lake Ontario Flyway program including the creation of 4 hectares of bird habitat along the fully Lake Ontario shoreline.
- The participation of 500 seniors in the Facilitating Health and Wellness through Outdoor Recreation for Peel Ethnic Seniors
- The continued implementation of the Credit River Grassland Bird Recovery Program dedicated to the protection of habitat for provincially at-risk species such as the Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark.
In addition to the great programs at CVC that your donations have supported, our ‘Friends of’ groups have done some amazing work this year:
- The Friends of Island Lake hosted several well attended events at Island Lake Conservation Area including Family Day, Seniors Day, Trail Donation Day, and Bass Derby raising more than $40,000 for the CVC Foundation.
- The Rattray Marsh Protection Association held their annual clean-up day at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area and participated in tree planting and invasive species removal events.
While much of CVC’s funding comes from our partner municipalities, many programs rely on the support of our donors.
You can help protect, connect and sustain the Credit River watershed through our ‘Be A Conservation Hero’ campaign. As part of the campaign we had a few local residents put on a super hero cape to encourage you to join them and be a conservation hero too.
Can we count on your support today?
Please, click on the donate link below and make a gift securely online. You’ll feel good about it, so good you might even feel like you have super powers. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. And it will help us continue to support the amazing CVC programs.
Whether it is $500, $250, $100 or $25 all gifts make a difference.
If you prefer you may mail a cheque to our office at 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4. Provided it is postmarked before December 31, 2016 we will be able to issue a tax receipt for the 2016 tax year.
With your help we can support CVC programs that protect, connect, and sustain the Credit River Watershed.
Donate and Be A Conservation Hero.
Thank you for helping shape the future of the Credit River watershed.
Terri LeRoux, Executive Director
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation