Between August third and August tenth residents can help promote environmental education in their community by voting online for the Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) in the Shell FuellingChange™ program. In celebration of the long weekend, Shell Canada has issued a special bonus code worth 50 bonus votes in its online environmental challenge.

Residents who would like to contribute are asked to:

“We are grateful for all the support we’ve received from local residents so far,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation. “We can ensure that the Conservation Youth Corps wins the Shell FuellingChange program by casting our votes today.”

CYC is in the running for a $100,000 grant through the Shell FuellingChange™ program. CYC is a youth volunteer program offering a hands-on environmental stewardship experience for future environmental leaders in the Credit River Watershed and surrounding areas. The program is offered by Credit Valley Conservation and funded in part by Credit Valley Conservation Foundation.

Credit Valley Conservation Foundation received a $50,000 grant in last year’s Shell FuellingChange™ program. The grant will go towards enhancing the trail system at Island Lake Conservation Area.

The FuellingChange™ program allows Canadians to vote on environmental programs that help improve, protect and restore air, land and water. Programs with the highest number of votes in each grant category are issued a grant from Shell Canada ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.

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Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity that raises funds in support of the conservation projects of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). 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 over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Terri LeRoux
Executive Director
Credit
Valley Conservation Foundation
905-670-1615 ext 424
[email protected]

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