September 17, 2015 – Autumn is the ideal time to get out and appreciate the beauty of nature. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is offering an opportunity for exploration and nature appreciation at its annual Stewardship Forum and Volunteer Appreciation Event on Saturday, October 3. This year’s event will include a bus tour through the beautiful Headwaters region of Orangeville and Caledon. In the Hills magazine has endorsed this as a ‘must’ tour among their favourite picks for autumn 2015.
“This year we wanted to highlight some of the important environmental projects in the northern watershed,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation for CVC. “The Headwaters are an important part of the Credit River watershed and the conservation work done in this region directly impacts the health of the entire watershed.”
This year’s theme – Our Nature to Conserve: Exploring the Headwaters – will focus on the important environmental work happening in the Headwaters region. Stops along the tour will showcase a variety of restoration projects, low impact development practices, conservation areas and community initiatives that are improving the quality of the environment. Participants will visit a number of locations, including Island Lake Conservation Area, Upper Credit Conservation Area, Alton Public School, Whole Village and the Orangeville Community Garden.
The Stewardship Forum starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and refreshments at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, upper level banquet hall, at 6 Northmen Way, Orangeville. Following registration, the event will feature a keynote address by John Riley, Chief Science Advisor at the Nature Conservancy of Canada, author of “The Once and Future Great Lakes Country,” and local Headwaters resident.
“This bus tour will not only showcase local restoration projects and initiatives at our conservation areas, it will also give participants an opportunity to see how the community plays a key role in improving our environment,” said Puddister. “It’s about connections. We believe learning about the work at these sites first-hand gives a greater understanding and appreciation of their importance. Participants can explore how they might get involved in future environmental projects.”
The Stewardship Form is an annual event that brings together members of the community, environmental groups and students. This event is an opportunity for individuals to participate in hands-on learning and networking.
For more information or to register, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/forum. Registration is open until September 25.
To read the In the Hills magazine review, please visit http://www.inthehills.ca/2015/09/departments/our-favourite-picks-for-autumn-2015/.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/ municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners, 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 Halton and Peel; 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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