Wednesday, May 9, 2012 – Whether your home is on a small lot or a spacious property, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is helping residents create beautiful backyard habitats with native plants at a free garden workshop Wednesday, May 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Williams Town Hall, 1 Prince St., Georgetown.

“Going natural can save you time and money in the long run,” said Alison Qua-Enoo, Program Coordinator for Escarpment Outreach. “Why strive for a manicured and high maintenance lawn and garden when you can have an attractive, all season yard with native shrubs and flowers, that will benefit local wildlife and help the environment?”

Native plants have an advantage because they can withstand lower rainfall in the summer without watering. CVC staff can identify native plants that are resistant to a wider range of local pests, making chemical treatment unnecessary. Native plants can withstand competition from other plants, which means less weeding.

Information in this workshop is meant for neighbourhoods in Halton Hills, but everyone is welcome to attend. Local residents can sign up to receive a free native tree or shrub at the event when registering. Register by calling 905-670-1615, ext. 436.   For further information please contact Alison Qua-Enoo at [email protected]  or 905-670-1615 ext. 438.

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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 over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

INFORMATION CONTACT:MEDIA CONTACT:
Alison Qua-EnooJohn MacMull
Program Coordinator, Escarpment OutreachCommunications Specialist
Credit Valley ConservationCredit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615, ext. 438905-670-1615, ext. 385
[email protected][email protected]
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