October 30, 2015 – When it comes to a healthy environment, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes anything is possible with a little help from its friends. To honour local efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The awards program recognizes first-time projects and initiatives, as well as those that have extended over multiple years. Consideration is given to all projects that promote a healthy environment.
“For three decades it has been our privilege to honour those who have improved the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “The awards program is our way of recognizing those in the community who stand out for their leadership and environmental contributions.”
The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards are given annually to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the local environment.
Eligibility for award nominations is open in a variety of categories. Do you know a local youth group, school or community organization who deserves recognition for environmental efforts? Or company who goes above and beyond the day-to-day call of business to reduce their environmental impact? How about an individual who inspires through their efforts to protect or preserve nature? CVC honours environmental projects and initiatives including events, restoration projects, education programs and environmental advocacy, land donation and leading-edge environmental solutions.
The awards program was established in 1986. It is an opportunity for the CVC Board of Directors to recognize those who have demonstrated a flair for positive environmental enhancement. Nominations are open until November 15 and can be entered online at www.creditvalleyca.ca/nominate.
For more information about the awards program, or examples of past winners, please visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/conservationawards.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partner municipalities and stakeholders to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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