June 2, 2015 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Town of Halton Hills and Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC) invite residents to the annual community volunteer day at Willow Park Ecology Centre in Norval on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“The natural space at Willow Park is a very important resource in the community,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “It is important for outdoor education, recreation and community green space.  That’s why it is vital that we take the time to maintain and appreciate the value of this park.”

Participants will help with trail maintenance, invasive species removal and construction to expand the compost demonstration area used to teach families how to reuse and reclaim discarded objects. This work is particularly important to help preserve the local habitat for native plants and animals, and provide educational opportunities for the community.

CVC has partnered with WPEC for more than a decade on a number of successful rehabilitation projects. CVC supports Willow Park’s commitment to habitat restoration and the innovative approaches this active community group brings to their work.

Willow Park, a former trailer park converted into a naturalized green space, is situated in the Credit River floodplain bounded by Silver Creek and the Credit River. The centre provides an important and accessible demonstration area for wetland restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, alternative gardening techniques and a variety of environmental restoration projects that benefit the urban population surrounding the park.

This event is suitable for all ages and is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours while learning about ecology.  For more information, visit http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/event/willowpark/.

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partner municipalities and stakeholders to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. 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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Media Contact:
Jamie Williams
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 285
[email protected]

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