Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites residents of the East Credit neighbourhood of Caledon to a tree planting and barbeque on Saturday June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ken Whillans Resource Management Area, 16026 Hurontario Street, Caledon.

This family-friendly event is open to everyone. No planting experience is needed. CVC staff will provide tree planting demonstrations. Students are encouraged to participate and earn their community volunteer hours.

Participants will plant native trees and shrubs to increase forest cover. Trees beautify the landscape, improve air quality and provide habitat for local wildlife.

“This is an opportunity for individuals and families to get outside, connect with nature and do their part for their local environment,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “It’s a great way for families and individuals to enjoy the outdoors.”

In 2011 CVC began working closely with landowners in the East Credit neighbourhood to improve the health of the countryside. CVC’s work was guided by recommendations from its East Credit Subwatershed Report, which assessed the overall environmental health of the area.

Since 2011, 11 local landowners have started environmental restoration projects on their properties with CVC’s help. These projects include stream-side tree plantings, stream rehabilitations, naturalization projects, and well upgrades and decommissions. The tree planting and barbeque celebrates these successes and provides neighbours an opportunity to get together to enhance their local countryside.

Participants should dress for the weather, and wear long pants and safety boots if possible. Shovels and gloves are provided but extras would be helpful.

The free barbeque for participants will take place after planting.

Those interested are asked to register by calling 1-800-668-5557 x 221 or at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events.

Photo:
CVC’s Dave Beaton, Manager of Community Outreach, planting trees.
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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 almost 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
Shannon Lem
Program Assistant – Rural Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 457
[email protected]

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