Restoring and protecting our environment is a tough job. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) wants to say thank you on behalf of Mother Nature to all the dedicated environmentalists in the community. CVC recognizes these champions at its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards and is now seeking nominations for the 2013 awards ceremony. Nominations are open until November 10 and can be submitted online at www.creditvalleyca.ca/nominate.
“Protecting the environment is really a collaborative effort, with support from all levels of government, dedicated residents, businesses and community groups,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC.
“The awards are our way of giving back to those who have given so much of their time, effort and money to make our communities more livable.”
Nominations are open to residents, landowners, community groups, schools, youth, small businesses and corporations, municipalities and agencies. A variety of activities are eligible. Awards recognize one-time projects or those that extend over multiple years.
Special awards include the Young Conservationist Award for those under 25 and the Watershed Legacy Donor Award, which recognizes significant land donations that help protect the natural environment in the Credit River Watershed.
The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards ceremony will be held on March 20, 2014.
For more than 30 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.
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 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.