Nature at its Best: Forest and Wetland Health Workshop
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Credit Valley Conservation
Join Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) at the Nature at its Best: Forest and Wetland Health workshop on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Monora Park Pavilion in Mono.
Participants will learn to identify signs of healthy forests and wetlands from experts and how to apply strategies from nature’s playbook on their property to keep nature at its best.
“The workshop is a great opportunity for landowners to hear directly from experts and to learn about forests and wetlands,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “When landowners learn about the natural areas on their properties, they can set up their property for success. They’ll improve wildlife habitat, enjoy nature’s beauty on their properties, and help improve health overall in the watershed.”
The workshop is split into two parts – forests and wetlands. In the morning, participants will learn about the different stages of forests and why plantation forests need care to thrive. Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for a short guided walk to Monora Park Forest. In the afternoon, the focus will be on wetlands. Participants will learn how to identify wetlands on their property and when restoration activities are needed. Ponds will also be discussed and why they change over time.
“Rural landowners often ask us if their forests and wetlands are healthy. At the workshop we’ll explore the natural changes in these ecosystems and when nature needs a helping hand,” said Puddister.
Register by noon on September 21 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. Participants have the option of attending the whole day or a half-day session. Both options include lunch. The event is $15 per person. For more information call 1-800-668-5557. Preference will be given to landowners with property in the Credit River watershed.
Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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