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Forest Health Learning Opportunity

Written by Patti Foley

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to its Forest Health Workshop on Saturday, September 17 at CVC’s Forestry Operations Centre, 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.

Learn how to manage and protect your forest from invasive forest plants, common tree pests, diseases and emerging forest health concerns. Learn about grants, subsidies and CVC services that can help you reduce the cost of forest management on your property.
“When landowners care for forests on their property, both the community and the environment benefit,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “Healthy forests provide habitat for birds and wildlife, and they improve our air quality.”

Guest speaker John McLaughlin from Bio Forest will provide tips on the signs of beech bark disease and what can be done to address the issue. Jessica McEachren, Certified Arborist and Forest Manager at the City of Mississauga, will speak about the impacts of drought on trees.
“Workshop participants will learn how to improve the health of their forest and will have the opportunity to be part of an outdoor forest assessment,” said Dave Wiley, CVC’s Forest Management Program Coordinator.
The entry is $10 per person. Lunch is provided. Register by noon September 15 at For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436. Seats are limited. Preference will be given to landowners who own property within the Credit River watershed.

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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