October 6, 2015 – Find out how to enhance 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, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alton Library Community Room.

“This workshop is a great way for landowners to learn about their rural properties and create an action plan to help protect the environment,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “We provide tools, information and now funding that makes it easier for workshop participants to go from a plan to taking action”.

Workshop participants create a Landowner Action Plan for their properties. Examples of actions people learn more about are planting native species, following a regular septic maintenance schedule or completing a native grassland restoration project.

Following the workshop, participants can schedule a site visit for technical assistance and become eligible to apply for funding through the Landowner Action Fund (LAF). LAF provides grants to rural landowners for environmental projects. Grants range from 50 to 100 per cent of costs of a project, and are subject to eligibility and grant caps.

Lunch is provided at the workshop and all participants receive custom maps of their property.

“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 October 16 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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