Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) held their annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards last night at BraeBen Golf and Country Club in Mississauga at the Mississauga. Over 90 guests and several CVC Board members attended the awards ceremony.

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 CreditRiver watershed.

Through these awards, CVC’s Board of Directors celebrates 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: Watershed Legacy Donors; Award of Distinction; Certificate of Merit; and Young Conservationist. The award winners for 2013 are:

Watershed Legacy Donor

Deirdre Wright – Caledon
Recognizing partnership with the Ontario Farmland Trust to protect 100 acres in perpetuity through a farmland conservation easement, a first of its kind in Ontario

Lorna Bethell – Caledon
Recognizing partnership with the Ontario Farmland Trust to protect 100 acres in perpetuity through a farmland conservation easement

Award of Distinction
Halton Peel Woodlands & Wildlife Stewardship (HPWWS) – Halton and Peel
Recognizing ongoing leadership to support initiatives that connect communities, increase environmental awareness and encourage stewardship behaviour

United Parcel Service Canada Limited – Mississauga
Recognizing significant support of Credit Valley Conservation’s volunteer program and engaging their employees and their families in environmental projects which increase environmental awareness and improve the Credit River watershed

Enersource – Mississauga
Recognizing significant contributions to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation in support of environmental initiatives, engaging employees in restoration projects, and inspiring others to do the same

Olive Grove School – Mississauga
Recognizing dedication to engage students in environmental projects that preserve and rehabilitate the Credit River watershed and increase environmental awareness among youth

Stephanie Hill – Mississauga
Recognizing ongoing commitment and dedication to the Native Plant Propagation Program and leadership which has increased the program results significantly and improved wildflower plantings at Riverwood Park and Rattray Marsh

Certificates of Merit

Fern Ridge Landscaping – Halton
Recognizing leadership and commitment to promoting and demonstrating low impact development techniques in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation

Town of Halton Hills
Recognizing innovation and municipal leadership in stormwater management resulting in the first low impact development subdivision in the Credit River watershed

Town of Halton Hills
Recognizing significant contributions to sustainability and community awareness through the development of the Community Sustainability Strategy

Solel Congregation of Mississauga – Mississauga
Recognizing restoration efforts to improve the natural heritage of Sawmill Creek, restore native prairie, and increase environmental awareness in the community

Sathya Sai Centre of Cooksville – Mississauga
Recognizing strong participation in volunteer tree planting events which improve the health of the Credit River watershed

Maxxam Analytics – Mississauga
Recognizing partnership and commitment to support monitoring for low impact development projects in the Credit River watershed

City of Mississauga Park Development Team
Recognizing innovation among municipalities in the practice of sustainable development and leading-edge environmental solutions at Lakeside and O’Connor Parks

Caledon Central Public School – Caledon
Recognizing leadership to provide opportunities for students to participate in environmental projects which increase environmental awareness

Thaia Jones – Mississauga
Recognizing strong personal commitment and advocacy for the protection of the Natural Capital and Heritage of Mississauga

Laurie Miki – Mississauga
Recognizing participation in many volunteer events and contributing to the planting of over 7000 native trees and shrubs in the Credit River watershed

Maureen & Roger Ricker – Mississauga
Recognizing environmental stewardship and public education efforts to mainstream ecological landscaping particularly in home landscapes

Young Conservationist Award

Linda Bui – Brampton
Recognizing volunteer efforts which contribute to a healthier watershed and raise environmental awareness among youth and the community 


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.

Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[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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