Rural landowners have a lot of questions about land regulations and the role of their local conservation authority. Conservation authority staff are in the community, working with landowners to protect the local environment. They are also behind the planning desk, reviewing permit applications for construction projects on people’s land. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hopes to address rural landowner concerns and dispel some of the myths surrounding CVC regulations at a Policy and Stewardship Workshop on Wednesday, November 21.

“There are a lot of myths out there about CVC’s regulations and those myths can act as barriers, discouraging people from working with us on environmental stewardship projects,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “We hope this workshop will break down some of those barriers and encourage landowners to work with us on new restoration projects.”

The workshop will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Inglewood Community Centre, 15825 McLaughlin Road, Inglewood. It will feature a discussion with CVC Regulations Officers and Stewardship Coordinators on policies and regulations.

Landowners with regulated features on their land have a lot of questions about what they can and cannot do on their properties. CVC wants to inform landowners about what land is regulated, why and what it means for them. CVC staff will review practical examples of approved and restricted development activities in regulated areas

“This is an opportunity for rural landowners to ask us tough questions,” said Puddister. “We want people to work with us and having an honest discussion about regulations is an important first step.”

The workshop is free but registration is required by November 19. Those interested are asked to register online at http://cvcpolicyworkshop.eventbrite.ca or call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 221.

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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.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Holly Nadalin
Program Coordinator, Headwaters Outreach
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 449
[email protected]

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