Join Credit Valley Conservation at the Pits to Parks Open House

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites the community to attend the Pits to Parks Open House on April 18, 2024. Drop-in anytime between 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alton Legion, 1267 Queen St. W., Alton.

“We’re planning to ecologically restore two former aggregate sites in Caledon: Pinchin Pit and the Flaherty West Pit, which is part of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area,” said Terri LeRoux, Director, Parks, Lands and Community Engagement at CVC. “Our goal is to transform these properties into future Credit Valley Parks and we’re seeking input from residents.”

In partnership with the Region of Peel, CVC is undertaking studies to determine the technical, environmental, economic and social feasibility of importing clean excess soil to facilitate the enhanced ecological restoration of Pinchin Pit and Flaherty West Pit. The two sites will be transformed into areas suitable for tree planting, development of grassland habitat and will provide the community with nature-based recreation opportunities.

Building on the success of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area project, the Pits to Parks Restoration Project is anticipated to be a multi-year process involving the beneficial reuse of clean excess soil from municipal infrastructure projects in Peel Region. CVC is committed to engaging with the community at key milestones throughout project planning, design and implementation.

Meet CVC staff, learn about the project and provide your feedback. Register at:

Caption: The locations of the future conservation areas: Pinchin Pit and Charles Sauriol Conservation Area.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media Contact
Baljit Seran
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
M: 416-896-1064


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