Find out how to make the most of your rural property with guidance from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). CVC invites landowners to participate in its upcoming Caring for Your Land and Water workshop. The event takes place Saturday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Watershed Learning Centre inside Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd, Halton Hills.
“These workshops are a great way for landowners to learn about rural property management,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship at CVC. “We provide landowners with tools and information to make environmental improvements on their property.”
To date, more than 500 landowners have participated in CVC’s Caring for Your Land and Water and Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshops.
Each workshop explores a variety of topics including forest management, wetlands, septic systems, water wells and landscaping with native plants. Workshops are guided by Your Guide to Caring for the Credit; a handbook designed to help landowners assess their properties.
Workshop participants create a Landowner Action Plan for their properties and are eligible to apply for a new CVC funding program for rural landowners. The Landowner Action Fund provides grants to rural residential properties for environmental projects. These projects will strengthen natural systems to climate change and improve water quality and habitats for fish and wildlife. Grant funding ranges from 50 per cent to 100 per cent. Grants are subject to eligibility and grant caps.
Lunch is provided at the workshop and all participants receive custom aerial photos and maps of their property.
CVC offers a variety of services to rural landowners. For more information on programs and resources available, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca /countrysidestewardship.
Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners. Interested landowners should reside in the Credit River watershed and own at least one acre of rural property. For more information call 1-800- 668- 5557 ext. 440 or email [email protected].
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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