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CVC Calls for Conservation Awards Nominations

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Written by Patti Foley

A new year brings a new look for Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) ‘Friends of the Credit’ Conservation Awards. The awards program, established more than 30 years ago, has eight new categories to recognize partners and community leaders contributing to meaningful environmental work across the Credit River Watershed. CVC is calling on the community to nominate environmental champions by February 26.

“Our awards honour those who create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director for Watershed Transformation. “The changes to the awards program truly reflect CVC’s vision and reflect our deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping our communities healthy and happy.”

CVC is seeking nominations for meaningful environmental projects in the Credit River Watershed. Nominees can be schools, community groups, landowners, business and individuals who go above and beyond to inspire change and protect nature for future generations.

The Conservation Awards program recognizes projects and initiatives that help protect, connect and sustain the Credit River Watershed. One nominee will receive an award in each of the following categories:

· Youth Achievement
· Outstanding Volunteer
· Environmental Awareness
· Landowner Stewardship
· Corporate Leadership
· Green Cities
· Legacy Donor
· Watershed Excellence

The nomination process is open until February 26, 2018 and submissions can be completed online through CVC’s website. The CVC Board of Directors reviews all nominations and makes the final award selection.

The awards program was established in 1986. It is an opportunity for the CVC Board of Directors to recognize those doing important and meaningful environmental work in the community. The new awards categories align with the priorities established in CVC’s new brand identity, launched in the fall of 2017. For more information about the awards program, including award descriptions and eligibility, visit cvc.ca/conservationawards

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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