Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants and maintain trails and gardens at Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC) on Saturday Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. WPEC is located 463 at Guelph Street in Norval. This event is suitable for all ages and is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours while learning about ecology.

“Maintaining green spaces like Willow Park has a big impact on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we share,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “This is an opportunity for families to get outside, connect with nature and do their part for the local environment.”

CVC has been partnering with WPEC for more than a decade on a number of successful rehabilitation projects. CVC supports Willow Park’s commitment to habitat restoration and the innovative approaches this active community group brings to their work.

Willow Park, a former trailer park converted into a naturalized green space, is situated in the Credit River floodplain bounded by Silver Creek and the Credit River. The centre provides an important and accessible demonstration area for wetland restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, alternative gardening techniques and a variety of environmental restoration projects that benefit the urban population surrounding the park.

Photo:
CVC’s Lindsey Jennings demonstrates the correct way to plant a tree. Photo by Shaima Al-Khalili.
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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 & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 445
[email protected]

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