Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites Brampton residents to green their yards by learning about ecological landscaping and gardening at a free “Your Green Yard” workshop. The event takes place Thursday May 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, 10750 Chinguacousy Rd, Brampton.

There are many simple ways residents can work with nature to create a beautiful backyard oasis. CVC will help residents choose plants and landscape features for their yards that are also friendly to butterflies, insects, birds and the watershed.

“Many homeowners find landscaping costly. Without the right know-how, the results can be disappointing,” said Karen Bannister, CVC’s Interim Program Coordinator for Residential Outreach. “We recommend beautiful, easy-to-grow native plants that are low maintenance, adapted to local soils and hardier than non-native alternatives.”

CVC’s popular “Your Green Yard” workshops are held regularly in Mississauga and Brampton. At the workshop, CVC staff will identify simple tips for environmental maintenance and easy green infrastructure projects to help homeowners save on maintenance costs and reduce water and energy use.

This workshop is free and space is limited. Register online at http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/event/your-green-yard-workshop-17/. For more information please contact CVC’s Karen Bannister at [email protected] or 905-670-1615 ext. 452.

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Planting native shrubs enhances your yard and helps our local environment.
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Conservation authorities are a provincial/ municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners, municipalities and stakeholders to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Halton and Peel; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

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