For Immediate Release

May 16, 2011 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), in partnership with the Biodiversity Education
Awareness Network (BEAN), is holding an Invasive Species Pull on May 28 in the Village of Belfountain.
Through the event, CVC joins a province-wide effort to promote the importance of biodiversity celebrated
on the United Nations’ International Day for Biodiversity on May 22.

The community effort will restore local biodiversity and protect existing forests by removing invasive
plants. Invasive plants are most often non-native species that out-compete native species for resources
and space.

“These activities are important because they get people outside to enjoy the beauty of nature, while
helping to protect it,” said Barrie Martin, Chair of BEAN.

CVC will lead the pull from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Belfountain Conservation Area. A free barbecue lunch
follows. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear long pants and safety boots if possible.
Please register online by May 20 at


Media Contact:
Bethany Lee,
Community Relations
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]
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