Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Creditview Wetland Stewardship Committee invite local residents to Bogfest 2013, celebrating the Creditview Wetland. The festival takes place this Saturday May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Creditview Wetland, 1360 Willowvale Garden, Mississauga.
Activities include a community tree planting, tree maintenance and care, games and activities for kids, litter clean-up, contests for great prizes and a free barbeque for those participating in the tree planting, maintenance or clean-up. Activities will take place in the north cultural meadow. Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.
This family-friendly event is open to everyone. No planting experience is needed. Students are encouraged to participate and earn their community volunteer hours.
“This is an opportunity for individuals and families to help take care of this beautiful natural area in Mississauga and learn about the importance of the Creditview Wetland and wetlands in general,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC.
Wetlands are known to improve water quality, allow water to collect and recharge into the ground, regulate climate, limit flooding, drought and erosion, provide opportunities for fishing and hunting and provide aesthetic, educational, cultural, and spiritual benefits.
The number and area of wetlands in the Credit River watershed is decreasing, threatening the ecosystem services they provide to residents. If past trends continue, 18 per cent (2,573 acres) of the remaining wetland in the watershed could be lost by 2020. The Creditview Wetland is vital to the sustained health of the local environment.
Participants should dress for the weather, and wear long pants and safety boots if possible. Hats, sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended. Shovels and gloves are provided but extras would be helpful.
Bring your own drinking water container. Fresh drinking water is available. There are no washroom facilities on-site.
Visit www.creditviewwetland.org for more information.
CVC’s Dave Beaton, Manager of Community Outreach, planting trees.
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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