Have you ever wanted to grow your own forest? Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to the Forests for the Future Twilight Tour on Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kennedy Road, Caledon.
“The tour shows landowners how to start their own forest and see how local landowners, David and Helen Choat, created their own treed oasis, adding value to their property and protecting the environment,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC.
Attendees will learn about tree planting and the foundations for growing a healthy forest with CVC’s forestry expert.
“We wanted to plant trees and grow a forest for the future,” said David Choat. “We used CVC’s tree planting services to plant 13,000 trees. Every day, we walk our property with our dog and look forward to watching the trees grow.”
Tree cover in the Credit River Watershed was nine per cent in 1910 but has steadily increased thanks to the hard work of many organizations and landowners. It’s now 23 per cent but there’s more work to be done. Landowners like the Choats are building forests for the future.
Register at www.cvc.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436.
Tours are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.
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. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224