Shell Canada, with help from Shell customers across Canada, has awarded Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) with a $50,000 grant thorough the FuellingChange™ program. The grant will be used to enhance the Island Lake Community Trail.
“We are grateful for Shell Canada’s generous contribution and are encouraged that Shell customers across Canada voted for our project,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation.
The grant will allow CVCF to complete a wheelchair accessible, walking and cycling trail around the perimeter of Island Lake that will link with trail networks in Orangeville, Caledon, Dufferin and Mono. Island Lake Conservation Area is a popular recreation spot in the northern part of the Credit River Watershed. An improved trail network and greater wheelchair accessibility will allow more to enjoy the natural beauty of the park.
On the heels of the announcement, CVCF re-enrolled in the FuellingChange™ program, aiming to secure a $100,000 grant for its Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) 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.
“Engaging youth through our CYC program is crucial to fostering environmental consciousness with the next generation of residents,” said LeRoux. “We strongly encourage our supporters to make their next fuel purchase at Shell, participate in the FuellingChange™ program online and vote for the Conservation Youth Corps.”
The FuellingChange™ program allows Canadians to vote on environmental programs that help improve, protect and restore air, land and water. To support CYC in the Shell FuellingChange™ program make a purchase at Shell, visit www.fuellingchange.com and register for your free account. Redeem your receipt code for votes and vote for the Conservation Youth Corps – Credit Valley Conservation Foundation at http://fuellingchange.com/main/project/335/Conservation-Youth-Corps.
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.
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
905-670-1615 ext 424