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 on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Terra Cotta Community Centre at 18 High Street, Terra Cotta.

“This workshop is a great way for landowners to learn about different options for managing their rural properties,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship at CVC. “We provide landowners with tools and information to make environmental improvements. The workshop always fills up quickly because there is so much interest from landowners.”

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 landowners for environmental projects such as well abandonment, stream restoration, tree planting, invasive plant control, native plant gardening and more. Grant funding ranges from 50 to 100 per cent. Grants are subject to eligibility and grant caps.

Lunch is provided and all participants receive custom maps of their properties.

“This workshop far exceeded my expectations,” said a past participant. “The personalized property maps really helped. Thank you for offering this workshop.”

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. Register by April 17 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 440 or email [email protected].

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation 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
Baljit Sharma
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]

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