Public Service Announcement – Winter Safety Message – Be Safe Near Waterways: Unsafe Ice

February 25, 2020 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) reminds residents and visitors to our parks to stay off all ice surfaces (streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and storm ponds), unless an area is officially sanctioned for recreational activity.

Ice can be unstable and unpredictable due to changing temperature and weather conditions. Streambanks and shorelines are slippery and unstable ice is a significant safety risk.

Be safe this winter and remember the following tips:

  • Unless an area is officially sanctioned for it, avoid all recreational activities on or around water and ice
  • Tailor your winter outdoor activities to trails at local parks and conservation areas

About Credit Valley Conservation’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Credit Valley Conservation operates a flood forecasting and warning program to reduce loss of life and risk of property damage from flooding.

When flooding is possible or about to occur, Credit Valley Conservation issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials, emergency medical services, school boards, police and the media. Municipal officials then take action to warn local residents and respond in emergency situations.

For more information visit or call (905) 670-1615 and ask for the Flood Duty Officer during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m). If you are concerned about high water levels in your area, please contact your municipality. For emergencies requiring police, fire or ambulance, call 9-1-1.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains (“sheds”) into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media Contact
Sophia Maio
Supervisor, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
M: 437-240-4801
[email protected]

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