Ponds add beauty to your property and attract wildlife. They can also be a challenge to look after. For the third year in a row, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting a Natural Pond Management workshop for rural landowners living within the Credit River watershed. CVC’s aquatic specialists will provide helpful tips on enhancing private ponds to benefit the local environment. The workshop is on April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Scott Mission Camp, 3852 The Grange Sideroad, Caledon. This is a popular workshop and is fully booked every year.

Workshop attendees will learn the basics of pond ecology and how to naturalize their ponds, which helps improve water quality and wildlife habitat. CVC aquatic specialists will lead a guided walk to the Scott Mission Camp pond.

Knowing what lives in your pond can help you manage it. This year’s workshop features a guest speaker from the Toronto Zoo. Attendees will learn how to monitor a pond’s wildlife using the Toronto Zoo’s citizen science programs. To add more life and a little color to a pond, CVC’s Private Landowner Aquatic Planting Program can help landowners select the right plants to use. CVC will even plant them for you.

The workshop costs $15 per person, which includes a copy of the Natural Pond Management Handbook. Refreshments are provided.

Register by April 10 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events or call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Remember to dress for the weather.

Photo caption: Pond at Terra Cotta Conservation Area
Photo link: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tcca-pond.jpg


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
Karen Buckle
Acting Program Coordinator, Escarpment Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 440
[email protected]

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