Volunteers are needed in Orangeville to help clean tributaries of the Credit River shoreline on September 14 and 21 as part of 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. It can break down into smaller pieces, wreaking havoc on our ecosystems. By cleaning up creeks and shorelines, everyone in the community benefits from a clean and healthy environment.

Volunteers are needed for cleaning three sites in the Credit River watershed:

  • Mill Creek on September 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville on September 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tramner Property in Orangeville on September 21 at 10 a.m.

“The banks of many streams in Mono and Orangeville are in need of a pick-me-up,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “In 2012, 85 volunteers joined the GCSC in Orangeville and picked up over 3,000 pounds of litter. This year, we want to make an even bigger difference.”

Volunteers are encouraged to come out and pitch in with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Dufferin County Waster Services and the Friends of Island Lake for a cleaner community. Equipment will be provided.

The cleanup, developed ten years ago by the Vancouver Aquarium, began on a local level but has since grown into a national phenomenon with groups participating across Canada. The GCSC has since become the largest contributor to International Coastal Cleanup, a global effort to remove harmful litter and debris from shorelines.

For more information and to register online for the site of your choice, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/events.

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Cleaning up trash along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
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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 almost 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.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905.670.1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contacts

Holly Nadalin
Program Coordinator, Headwaters Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905.670.1615 ext. 449
[email protected]

Adam Wilford
Program Assistant, Community Outreach and CYC
Credit Valley Conservation
905.670.1615 ext. 441
[email protected]

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