Committed environmentalists in our communities are working hard to protect the local environment for future generations. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) will recognize these champions at its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards, Thursday March 20 at BraeBen Golf Club, 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga.

“Protecting the environment is a tough job,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “These awards are our way of saying thank you on behalf of Mother Nature to those who have given so much of their time, effort and money to make our communities greener.”

The public is invited to attend. Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. Catered dinner and award presentations run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. Guests are asked to register by March 13 with their dinner selection and total number of guests. To register, visit www.friendsofthecreditawards2013.eventbrite.ca or contact CVC’s Lindsey Jennings at (905) 670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected].

CVC’s Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards program has been active since 1986. It recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the health of the Credit River, the local environment and the community. Conservation Awards are conferred on individuals, community groups, schools, businesses, governments and agencies. A wide variety of activities are eligible. Awards can recognize one-time environmentally focused projects or those that have extended over multiple years.

This year CVC is pleased to present 11 Certificates of Merit, five Awards of Distinction, one Young Conservationist Award (for individuals under 25 years of age) and two Watershed Legacy Donor Awards. The celebration is expected to draw over 100 guests, including CVC’s Board of Directors, representatives from non-governmental organizations, CVC’s community partners, youth and CVC’s valued volunteers.

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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 and Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: (905) 670-1615 ext. 385
Email: [email protected]

Information contact:
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: (905) 670-1615 ext. 445
Email: [email protected]

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