Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to participate in the Natural Pond Management workshop on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop takes place at the Watershed Learning Centre in Terra Cotta Conservation Area, located at 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills.
“Ponds enhance the beauty of properties and are also important habitat for fish and wildlife,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “Learning how to care for ponds naturally helps improve water quality and overall watershed health.”
Participants will learn how to improve the health of their ponds from CVC’s aquatic specialists. They will see the positive effects of natural pond management practices during the outdoor portion of the workshop.
“Workshop participants will learn techniques to help with algae, create fish and wildlife habitat as well as to naturally improve the overall health of ponds and streams,” said Sherwin Watson-Leung, Program Coordinator, Aquatic Restoration.
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. Participants will receive a copy of the Natural Pond Management handbook and also learn about funding opportunities for pond restoration projects through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund.
Register by noon May 5 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Preference will be given to landowners owning one acre or more of rural property in the Credit River watershed.
Care for your pond naturally with CVC’s help
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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