Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites rural landowners interested in sustainable property management to the Caring for Your Land and Water and Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshops. Both workshops run on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monora Park Pavilion at 500 Monora Park Road, Mono.
Participants will use the Your Guide to Caring for the Credit workbook and aerial photos of their property to create an environmental action plan. Actions can include tree planting, well and septic upgrades, invasive species removal, and pasture and manure management. Landowners can schedule a free site visit to discuss next steps and funding opportunities through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund. Since 2014, the fund has given over $100,000 in incentives to rural landowners.
Jessica and Jimmy Hearn are starting a small horse farm on their property in Erin. They attended the Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop to learn about what steps they can take to protect the environment. “The workshop was helpful. It gave us a solid understanding of the principles of pasture and manure management,” said Jessica. “After the workshop, CVC staff came to our property to help us map areas suitable for pasture and to create a plan for rotational grazing.”
“A few small changes to pasture management can make a big difference,” said Mark Eastman, CVC Senior Coordinator, Agricultural Outreach. “It improves the quality of grazing areas, prevents erosion and protects water sources.”
Register by noon on October 13 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Preference will be given to landowners owning one acre or more of rural property in the Credit River watershed.
Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation 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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Credit Valley Conservation
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