Credit Valley Conservation and UPS Work to Put Down Roots

On Saturday May 31, UPS volunteers delivered some green to the grounds at Meadowvale Conservation Area. In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), over 150 volunteers from UPS participated in a corporate tree planting initiative.

“UPS is a valued community partner,” said Pat Mullin, CVC Chair. “Their leadership extends beyond the business world with lasting positive contributions to the local environment and community.”

UPS donated $42,000 toward the cost of native trees and shrubs to be planted by volunteers and community groups as part of CVC’s volunteer tree planting program. Overall, UPS has contributed $62,500 and more than 400 collective hours of volunteer time with CVC over the past three years.

The Honourable Bal Gosal, minister of state (sport) spoke to the crowd on the importance of volunteerism and environmental action. “Our natural environment is one of Canada’s most valued resources,” said Minister Gosal. “It’s very encouraging to see Credit Valley Conservation and UPS, both fixtures within our community, working together for the betterment of our natural environment.”

Several UPS executives were in attendance, including Cristina Falcone, vice-president of public affairs, Jim Bena, vice-president of marketing and Dan Shea, director of human resources.

Each year CVC volunteers contribute over 12,500 hours of community service. The continued efforts of volunteers equate to over $200,000 contributed to CVC and the Credit River watershed annually.

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 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.

UPS Canada tree planting volunteers.

UPS Canada volunteers planting a tree.

Minister Bal Gosal at CVC UPS tree planting event.


Media Contact
Melissa Haughton
Marketing & Communications Assistant
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 415
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 Information Contact:
Annabel Krupp
Program Coordinator – Volunteers
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 446
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