Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites rural landowners to attend a free environmental workshop. The Caring for Your Land and Water workshop equips landowners with the information they need to protect the quality of their land and water.
There are two workshop dates and locations to choose from. The first workshop takes place on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Acton Library, 17 River St in Acton. Registration is required by October 23. The second workshop takes place on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Historic Alton Mill, 1402 Queen St. W. in Caledon. Registration is required by November 1.
“This workshop is great for property owners that are new to countryside living, or those that just want to see what their options are for helping their local environment. Participants leave with the knowledge and the tools to get started on a stewardship action plan for their property,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC.
Landowners will explore Your Guide to Caring for the Credit; a handbook that helps landowners assess their properties and create personalized property plans to protect the integrity of their land and water. Topics such as forests, wetlands, septic systems, water wells and native species landscaping are all covered in the handbook. Stewardship coordinators will be on hand to connect landowners with CVC programs and services that make starting and environmental project easy and cost effective.
“Workshop participants are always surprised to hear about the range of services CVC has to offer rural landowners,” said Puddister, “Many landowners are involved in our tree planting programs, but we also offer other environmental stewardship services such as invasive plant removal and our new aquatic planting program for ponds and wetlands”.
Light refreshments will be provided at the workshop. Participants will receive custom aerial photos and maps of their property, the handbook and a homeowner stewardship kit.
The workshops are free, thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners. Interested landowners should own one acre or more of rural property and reside in the Credit River watershed. Lot, concession, and township are required for registration. Those interested are asked to call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436 or email [email protected].
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
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
Program Coordinator, Escarpment Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 438