Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) will host two workshops to help landowners care for natural areas on their properties and protect the environment. Landowners are invited to the Caring for your Land and Water and Caring for your Horse and Farm workshops on Saturday, February 25. Both workshops run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Acton Arena and Community Centre located at 415 Queen Street East, Acton.
“The workshops are a great way for landowners to learn how they can make a positive impact on the environment,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “Planting native trees, sealing up old wells and stabilizing streambanks are just a few ways that landowners can help protect our land and water.”
Following the workshop, participants can schedule a site visit to work one-on-one with a CVC Stewardship Coordinator to discuss environmental projects and funding eligibility through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund and Rural Water Quality Programs.
“Whether you have horses, natural areas with forests or a stream running through your property, doing a self-assessment allows you to create a personalized action plan that works with your goals and helps to improve the health of the environment,” said Alison Qua-Enoo, Senior Coordinator for Rural Residential Outreach at CVC.
Register by noon February 17 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Preference will be given to landowners owning one acre or more of rural property in the Credit River watershed.
Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.
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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