Today, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) celebrated its 60th anniversary. A special event was held at CVC’s administrative office in Mississauga. More than 100 municipal partners, provincial representatives, past and present CVC Board of Directors, senior management, environmental groups, volunteers, and staff commemorated the milestone. The event also included a special water blessing by Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation along the shores of the Credit River to honour our native heritage and the bounty of the river.
“I am honoured to be a part of CVC’s 60th anniversary celebration. It’s an important milestone and one of which we are very proud,” said Pat Mullin, CVC Chair. “For 60 years, CVC has protected and enhanced the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. Our work over these past six decades has been built on strong partnerships and strong leadership. Through the dedication of many, CVC continues to conserve our natural environment for present and future generations.”
“Today’s special event launched a year-long celebration to commemorate CVC’s history, growth, partnerships and environmental changes over time,” added Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer for CVC. “The case for managing land, water and our natural species is as critical today as it was in 1954. Throughout this year, CVC will pay tribute to historic accomplishments and its collaboration with partners as we continue to work together to protect and enhance the natural environment.”
Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer for CVC
Ceremonial Tree Planting
Left to Right: Brad Butt, MP, Mississauga Streetsville; Mayor Don MacIver, Township of Amaranth; Stella Ambler, MP, Mississauga South; Mayor Lou Maieron, Town of Erin; Mayor Laura Ryan, Town of Mono; Mayor Susan Fennell, City of Brampton; and Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor & CVC Chair Pat Mullin.
Left to Right: Deborah Martin-Downs, CVC Chief Administrative Officer; Doug Reddington, First CVC Chair of the Board of Directors; Councillor John Hutton, City of Brampton; Councillor Frank Dale, City of Mississauga and former CVC Chair; Mayor Lou Maieron, Town of Erin; Councillor Joan Robson, Town of Halton Hills and CVC Vice Chair; Mayor and CVC Vice Chair Don MacIver; Councillor Pat Mullin, City of Mississauga and CVC Chair; Councillor Ron Starr, City of Mississauga; Councillor Tom Adams, Town of Oakville; Councillor Gail Campbell, Town of Orangeville; and Councillor Jim Tovey, City of Mississauga . Absent from view: Councillor Allan Thompson, Town of Caledon.
Ceremonial Cake Cutting
Left to Right: Deborah Martin-Downs, CVC Chief Administrative Officer; Councillor Pat Mullin, City of Mississauga and CVC Chair of the Board of Directors ; Janet Bumstead, Rattray Marsh Protection Association; Thaia Jones, Sierra Club, Peel; Bob Shirley, Friends of Island Lake; Karen Ras, CVC Foundation Board; Rae Horst, former CAO for CVC; Vicki Barron, former CAO for CVC; Mayor Susan Fennell, City of Brampton; and Jean Williams, Rattray Marsh Protection Association.
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Water Blessing
For more information, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/sixty.
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 CreditRiver. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the CreditRiver watershed for present and future generations.
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