Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hosts a wood duck box building workshop on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Scott Mission Camp, 3852 The Grange Sideroad, Caledon. Attendees will construct wood duck nesting boxes to attract the colourful and elusive wood duck to their properties. CVC staff and naturalist Alfie Stanevicius will discuss the distinctive bird and its habitat.

“Attracting wildlife is a great way to enjoy your outdoor space,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Creating the right conditions, including an inviting nesting box, can encourage the colourful wood duck to pay you a visit.”

The wood duck is one of the few duck species that nests inside the cavities of old trees. Shortly after hatching, ducklings bravely leap from the nest to the water or ground. Nesting sites are now scarce because older trees are typically removed in and around wetlands and ponds where wood ducks typically breed. Luckily wood ducks will readily nest in properly situated nesting boxes.

Workshop participants that don’t have wetlands or ponds on their properties are encouraged to attend and can choose to have their nesting boxes installed in one of CVC’s conservation areas.

Tickets are $15 per nesting box. There is a limit of one per property. All building materials ($80 value) are supplied. Attendees with a power screwdriver, a Robertson #2 bit and an extension cord are asked to bring them. Tools will be provided to attendees that do not bring their own.

Those interested are asked to register online at http://woodduckboxbuildingworkshop.eventbrite.ca, by phone at 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436 or by email at [email protected].

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.

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Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Shannon Lem
Program Assistant, Rural Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 457
[email protected]

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