CVC seeks nominations for environmental awards

OCT 29, 2014 – Building a healthy environment requires support and dedication from environmental advocates in the community. And when it comes to environmental protection, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes that anything is possible with a little help from their friends. In honour of these efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for their annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards.

“A healthy watershed can only happen with teamwork from government, businesses, community groups and local residents,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC.  “We rely on these partnerships. These awards recognize those who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the natural environment through their conservation initiatives.”

The Friends of the Credit Awards are given each year to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. CVC recognizes first-time or long-term projects and initiatives through the awards process. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the health of the Credit River watershed.

There are a number of areas where activities or projects can be nominated.  CVC honours environmental projects and initiatives that may include restoration and natural heritage advocacy, education, land donation or environmental policy development.

Since 1986, CVC has recognized partners in the watershed who have made a positive contribution to the health of the Credit River, the local community and the surrounding land. Submissions for the awards are open until November 9 and can be entered online at www.creditvalleyca.ca/nominate. The awards ceremony takes place March 26.

For more information about the awards program, or examples of past winners, please visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/conservationawards.

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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 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. CVC gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; 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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Kimberley Holt-Behrend
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