Thank you to our CVC Volunteers in 2016

A thank you to our 2016 volunteers

Every year thousands of volunteers help CVC in the good work that we do.  This year we had over 6,000 volunteers help us in the field and in the office.  Of course there was tree planting, invasive species removal and citizen science, but volunteers also helped sort bugs, analyze bat data, complete QA/QC assessments, write articles for The Source and so much more.


It’s not for the money, it’s not for the fame,
it’s not for any personal gain.
It’s simply for the love of our shared land,
it’s to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

Goodbye 2016 and everything achieved,
from start to finish, we always believed.
Shovels away, no papers left to sort.
Listen carefully. Here’s what we have to report:

7,000 volunteers we saw last year,
30,000 hours we were very near.
15,000 trees were given new homes,
hundreds of wildflowers were planted and sown.

Buckthorn, honeysuckle and garlic mustard beware,
CVC volunteers get you out of our hair.
Electrofishing, spawning surveys, Check Your Watershed Day.
Citizen Science is surely here to stay.

Volunteer Leaders, Rattray Marsh Stewards and more,
you assist our efforts to help us restore.
Event Ambassadors, Special Event Volunteers too,
your job is to help, and that you certainly do.

So thank you to all, for all that you do,
the Credit River watershed says a great big “thank you”.
From CVC staff and Board members too,
we can’t say thanks enough, to you and you and you!

CVC Volunteer Thank You Poem 2016

Download a PDF of this poem.

If you would like to get involved with our volunteers in 2017 check our our event calendar! We are already planning events for this spring.

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