June 22, 2012 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites rural landowners to a natural pond management workshop on Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Watershed Learning Centre in Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Bld., Halton Hills. CVC’s pond and aquatic specialists will share ways to enhance private ponds and the local environment.

“Ponds provide many benefits to people and the environment,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “They enhance the beauty of your property, and they provide vital habitat for a variety of plants and animals.”

Pond owners will learn the basics of pond ecology and how to naturalize and manage ponds for improved water quality and enhanced wildlife habitat. Workshop attendees will participate in a guided walk to several ponds at Terra Cotta Conservation Area where they will see positive pond management practices in effect.

The cost of the workshop is $15 per person, which includes lunch. Attendees will receive a free copy of the new Natural Pond Management Handbook, developed in partnership with the University of Guelph, Centre for Land and Water Stewardship. The handbook provides landowners with a resource to help them understand how pond ecosystems function and promotes their naturalization.

Register by July 1 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/event/natural-pond-mangement-workshop or by calling 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Workshop participants are asked to dress for the weather.


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
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Lisa Brusse
Supervisor, Rural Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 444
[email protected]

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