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Caring for your Land and Water Workshop

Land and Water
Written by Patti Foley

Make a plan for your property with CVC

Protect the natural beauty of the countryside with guidance from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Landowners are invited to the Caring for your Land and Water workshop on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Terra Cotta Conservation Area (Watershed Learning Centre), located at 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills.

“Many landowners want to help protect and restore the environment but they don’t know where to start,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “CVC staff will help participants create action plans for their properties to improve environmental health.”

Following the workshop, participants can schedule a free site visit to discuss environmental projects and funding eligibility through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund.

“Learning more about your rural property helps landowners achieve their goals such as attracting wildlife, protecting drinking water wells from contamination, improving pond health, planting a forest and controlling the spread of invasive species,” said Alison Qua-Enoo, CVC’s Stewardship Coordinator.

Landowner Tom Steller attended a Caring for your Land and Water workshop this past winter. He will be completing an invasive species removal project to get rid of buckthorn on his property later this summer. Tom’s advice for other landowners: “Anyone interested in enhancing their property should look into what CVC has to offer. The workshop in particular was very informative. It touched on so many topics. It’s relevant to any property owner who cares about the environment and what they can do to protect it.”

Register by noon June 13 at For more information, call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Interested landowners should own one acre or more of rural property in the Credit River watershed.

Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; 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.

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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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