Be a part of CVC’s Twilight Tour Series
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Credit Valley Conservation
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to its third annual Twilight Tour Series this summer. Participants will be able to see first-hand how their watershed neighbours are carrying out environmental projects on their properties and learn about what’s involved in taking one on for themselves.
The Twilight Tour Series consists of three events. Participants can attend one or all three. Learn practical skills to get started on a similar project such as how to make your own compost and test piles to maximize quality. Improve your plant identification skills to recognize the worst invasive plant species and take steps for removal. Hear how windbreaks are designed and much more.
“Being able to see environmental projects is one of the best ways to draw inspiration and to take your own project from being an idea into action,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “It’s encouraging to see so many landowners taking steps on their property to protect and restore the health of the Credit River.”
CVC offers free site visits, subsidized restoration services and grants through the Landowner Action Fund. These programs help landowners make a difference in improving the health of the watershed.
“The Twilight Tour Series gives participants a chance to see what can be done on a rural property and how CVC can help,” said Alison Qua-Enoo, CVC’s Stewardship Coordinator.
Information on Twilight Tour Series:
Twilight Tour # 1
Compost on the Farm – Turn equine waste into a resource
Wed. June 29, Trailwood Farm, Caledon
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At this session, we break down the science of composting. Get the inside scoop from a Caledon horse farmer on how he is turning equine waste into a resource. We’ll get our hands dirty as we test compost piles and learn how to actively monitor and influence the rate of composting to produce the highest quality compost.
Twilight Tour # 2
Tackle Invasive Plants – Control and remove one of the worst invaders: dog-strangling vine
Wed. July 13, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Caledon
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park as we roll up our sleeves and get to know common invasive species. Learn tricks of the trade to stop the spread of these stubborn plants. Led in partnership with P.O.W.E.R., this tour showcases an invasive species removal project tackling the highly-destructive dog-strangling vine.
Twilight Tour # 3:
Trees at Work: Windbreaks – Save energy, create wildlife highways and stop drifting snow
Wed. August 10, Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We tour trees at work and learn how windbreaks save soil, create wildlife highways, stop drifting snow and improve home energy efficiency. We’ll get to work on how to design the right windbreak for the job, test soil moisture, wind speed and temperature and see the many benefits of windbreaks in the countryside.
Register at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events to reserve your spot. Events will take place rain or shine.
Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to build 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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