For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011 – Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 in more than 175 countries by millions of people around the world. Many communities and organizations celebrate Earth Week, focusing on environmental issues for a week, rather than just one day. However at CVC, every day is Earth Day.

Since this Earth Day also falls on Good Friday, no events are specifically planned that day. But, there is no shortage of fun and educational environmental activities happening throughout the year in the Credit River Watershed. Here’s a sample of what’s going on in the coming weeks:

On Saturday, April 30, CVC presents Birding for Beginners from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills. Discover the basics of bird watching and tips for locating and identifying birds.  Take home a complimentary bird house to attract birds. Registration is required either online at www.creditvalleyca.ca/education or call 905-670-1615 ext. 436.

Also on April 30, join CVC and Town of Orangeville for a community tree planting, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by CVC, The Isaac Walton Fly Fishing Club, Trout Unlimited Canada – Greg Clark Chapter and Town of Orangeville. Meet in the parking lot of Broadway Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, 556 Broadway. Afterward, enjoy a free barbecue sponsored by Orangeville Lions Club. For information contact Holly Nadalin at 905-670-1615 ext. 449 or [email protected].

Environmental activities don’t end in April. On Saturday, May 7, join CVC, Sierra Club and City of Mississauga for a tree planting from 10 a.m. to noon at Richard Jones Park. Meet at the park entrance off Given Road. Wear sturdy boots and dress for the weather.  Work gloves are available. Light snacks, refreshments and shovels are provided. For information contact Lindsey Jennings at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected].

To learn more about other activities in the Credit River Watershed, subscribe to CVC’s electronic newsletter The Source at http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/source/signup.html. Follow CVC on Facebook and Twitter or visit CVC’s calendar of events at: http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/bulletin/events.htm.

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Media Contact:Media Contact:
Marta Marychuk,
Acting Supervisor, Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]
Dave Beaton
Supervisor, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 426
[email protected]
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