Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 – Volunteers are needed to help Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) clean sections of the Credit River and Lake Ontario shoreline from Sept. 15 to 23 as part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC).

Shoreline litter is one of the biggest threats to lakes, rivers, oceans and other waterways. Litter can travel great distances from sidewalks to rivers and can ride water currents down stream. Litter can break down into smaller pieces, wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. By cleaning up rivers and shoreline, everyone benefits from a clean and healthy environment. This year, CVC and CVCF will be cleaning up seven sites in the Credit River Watershed:

  • The mouth of the Credit River and Lakeshore Boulevard between Mississauga Road and Hurontario Street
  • The Credit River shoreline from Lakeshore Road north to Burnhamthorpe Road
  • The Credit River shoreline at Timothy Street Memorial Park behind River Grove Community Centre
  • The Credit River Shoreline in Georgetown
  • Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville
  • Mill Creek in Orangeville
  • Middle Monora Creek in Orangeville.

Volunteers are needed to help at these seven sites. Community groups, schools and other organizations that are interested in cleaning up another site are welcome to register with GCSC and receive assistance from CVC for garbage removal and volunteer training. To volunteer, contact Julie McManus, CA Partnership Coordinator at 905-670-1615, ext. 247, or [email protected].

GCSC is a grassroots conservation program that promotes understanding and education about shoreline litter and water issues by engaging Canadians to restore shoreline areas by cleaning them up. The program is a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Fund and calls upon Canadians to become better environmental citizens.

Established by the provincial government in 1954, CVC is responsible for protecting the natural resources in the Credit River Watershed in partnership with areas municipalities and stakeholders. CVCF’s mission is to raise funds and awareness in support of the conservation projects carried out by CVC.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marta Marychuk
Corporate Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext.224
[email protected]
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