2014 BogFest – Don’t Get Bogged Down

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Credit Valley Conservation

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BogFest brings family fun and environmental awareness into one unforgettable event. On Saturday May 31, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Creditview Wetland Committee and the City of Mississauga host BogFest. The community can learn all about wetlands and help restore the Creditview Wetland – a valued community green space.

BogFest runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Creditview Wetland Park, 1360 Willowvale Garden, Mississauga. Attendees can participate in tree planting, bird watching, eco-tours, litter clean-up and building nesting boxes and feeders. Free barbecue provided for those who participate in stewardship activities.

“The Creditview Wetland is vital to the health of the local environment,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “BogFest provides a great opportunity for people to make a positive impact and preserve an important natural resource.”

BogFest is open to people of all ages. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Participants should dress for the weather and wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Hats, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Shovels and gloves are provided but extras are helpful.

Creditview Wetland is an important part of Mississauga’s natural environment. Wetlands provide many services that benefit people. They reduce flooding, trap pollution and improve water quality. According to a CVC report, over 70 per cent of the original wetland area in southern Ontario has been drained for development.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Jennings, Assistant Program Coordinator of Community Outreach for CVC at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or

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 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. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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