For Immediate Release

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 – Residents can learn about many benefits of planting trees, including how tree planting can help reduce property taxes, at a free workshop hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) on Saturday March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Caledon Village Place, 18313 Hurontario St. in Caledon.

During the workshop, participants will hear a brief history of the Credit River Watershed and how the area has changed over the last 200 years. Staff will also discuss CVC nursery operations, different tree planting programs, the Caring for the Credit Landowner Program, financial advantages of improving your pond and tax savings offered through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).

The benefits of planting trees are numerous. Trees can decrease energy costs, reduce greenhouse gases, enlarge existing woodlots and restore abandoned fields. Trees also provide shade in summer, increase wildlife habitat and help mitigate climate change. Reforestation helps to protect sensitive features such as streams and wetlands, and decrease erosion.

Space in the workshop is limited and the deadline for registration is March 1. To register call the automated registration hotline at 905-670-1615, ext. 221, or Andrea Morrone at 905-670-1615, ext. 436. For more information about CVC’s forestry services, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/programsandservices/forestry.htm.

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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 over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

Media Contact:
Marta Marychuk,
Community Relations Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Brian Boyd,
Forestry Planting Project
Credit Valley Conservation
905-702-8041
[email protected]

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