Spend some time under the evening sun learning how to improve your land with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). CVC’s Countryside Stewardship program, which connects rural landowners with environmental resources, hosts its first ever Twilight Tour series. The tours demonstrate environmental stewardship projects that can be done on rural properties.
“The Twilight Tour series engages landowners in a unique way,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “It allows them to connect with CVC and other landowners, building community-based environmental stewardship initiatives.”
The series runs over the course of the summer. All tours take place in the rural part of the Credit River watershed.
Twilight Tour #1
The inaugural tour takes place at Ken Whillans Resource Management Area in Caledon on Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will tour a project site where several invasive plant species have been removed while learning how to manage invasive species on their own properties. Tour-goers learn about assistance for environmental stewardship projects offered by CVC.
Twilight Tour #2
This tour takes place on a private property in Hillsburgh, showcasing stream restoration and tree planting projects. Attendees learn about assistance available for these types of projects offered by CVC. Attendees learn about the importance of protecting water courses. The session takes place Tuesday, July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Twilight Tour #3
This tour takes place at the Whole Village eco-village in Caledon. Attendees will visit the pollinator gardens located on-site and will learn how to attract, observe and identify beneficial insects that native plants need to survive. The session will be guided by Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants. This tour takes place Wednesday, August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Each event will run rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather. Space is limited with preference given to landowners living within the Credit River watershed. Others are welcome as space allows.
All of the tours are free to attend thanks to the generous funding and support of CVC’s regional and municipal partners. Visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/events to register.
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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