Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites rural landowners to a free forest management workshop on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Watershed Learning Centre, Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Terra Cotta.

Participants will learn how easy and inexpensive it is to plant a forest. Landowners that take advantage of CVC’s tree planting services typically pay as little as $150 to plant their own forest.

Participants with existing hardwood and evergreen woodlots will learn about forest management challenges and best practices.

“One of the major challenges facing woodlot owners in the area is the influx of the invasive emerald ash borer,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “The workshop will help landowners spot signs and symptoms of an emerald ash borer infestation.”

A representative from the Canadian Food inspection Agency will deliver a presentation on the emerald ash borer. Staff from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will discuss how climate change affects forests and tax breaks for landowners with managed forests.

The workshop will include indoor and outdoor activities. Participants are asked to dress for the weather. Participants will have an opportunity to win door prizes. Complimentary morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required by November 14. Landowners should own one acre or more of rural property and reside in the Credit River Watershed. Those interested are asked to register online at http://woodlotmanagementworkshop.eventbrite.ca or call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 221 for more information.

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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 almost 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.

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

Information Contact:
Holly Nadalin
Program Coordinator, Headwaters Outreach
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 449
[email protected]

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