Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) held their annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre on March 21. The awards were attended by over 90 guests and many of CVC’s Board of Directors.

For more than 20 years, CVC has presented awards to individuals, landowners, community groups, small businesses, corporations, municipalities and agencies that have made a significant contribution to managing natural resources in the Credit River Watershed.

Through these awards, CVC’s Board of Directors celebrate important work done across the watershed to help ensure its long-term environmental health. A total of 19 awards were presented in the following categories: Award of Distinction; Certificate of Merit; and Young Conservationist. The award winners for 2012 are:

Award of Distinction

Andrew Golobic
In recognition of the dedication to the health of the Credit River watershed.

Andrew Murie and Joan Ramsey
In recognition of the strong personal commitment to the biodiversity of Rattray Marsh by controlling invasive plants on their property.

David Suzuki Secondary School
In recognition of significant contributions to the health of the Credit River watershed, providing opportunities for students to participate in environmental projects and incorporating environmental sustainability into the curriculum.

Friends of Island Lake
In recognition of leadership in fundraising and awareness building for conservation projects that support the Island Lake Trail System.

Sequoia Grove Homes
In recognition of leadership in low impact development practices throughout the Credit River watershed.

Certificate of Merit

The 32nd Toronto Scout Group
In recognition of over 50 years of land stewardship, environmental education and ongoing efforts to protect the provincially significant features of Wilcox Conservation Area.

Bridget Ryan and Greg Petrie
For demonstrating leadership in environmental farm stewardship.

City of Mississauga, Transportation and Works Department
For demonstrating innovation in low impact development resulting in the first Green Street retrofit project in Mississauga.

City of Mississauga, Transportation and Works Department
In recognition of leadership in storm water management to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Gary and Debbie Mountain
In recognition of leadership in environmental farm stewardship.

IMAX Corporation
In recognition of corporate leadership in low impact development practices.

Limehouse Kiln Society
In recognition of leadership in restoring and promoting the Limehouse Kilns.

Pieter Joubert
In recognition of dedication to water conservation and the long term health of the Credit River watershed.

Scouts Canada
In recognition of the long-term dedication to planting in the City of Mississauga, benefiting the health of the Credit River and educating youth.

The Erin Trails Group and the Rotary Club of Erin
In recognition of leadership in building environmental awareness in the community and improving local trails in the Township of Erin.

Wilfried Umrain
In recognition of leadership in private land stewardship.

Young Conservationist Award

Matteo Zamaria
In recognition of leadership in raising youth environmental awareness and increasing community involvement in environmental initiatives.

Peter and James Smyth
For demonstrating environmental leadership and dedication to the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up at Erindale Park.

Rahul Mehta
For demonstrating leadership in raising youth environmental awareness and improving the health of natural areas in the Region of Peel.

Photo: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMG_5588.jpg

Caption: CVC Board of Directors and Award Winners

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Media Contact:
Baljit Sharma
Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext.224
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 Ext 445
[email protected]

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