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Friends of the Credit Awards

Do you know a local community group, youth group, school, business or landowner that inspires environmental change through their leadership?

If so, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) wants to hear from you. CVC is seeking nominations for its annual ‘Friends of the Credit’ Conservation Awards. The nomination process only takes a few minutes and is open until November 18, 2016.

“Conservation efforts in our community reach far beyond the work we do as an organization,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “Last year we honoured 23 recipients who stood out as leaders and environmental champions. We feel it’s important to recognize and celebrate the talents and achievements of those who demonstrate such a strong commitment to our local environment.”

The awards program recognizes one-time projects and initiatives, as well as those that have extended over multiple years. Consideration is given to all projects that promote a healthy environment. The nomination process is open to individuals, organizations, schools, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to protect, preserve and restore nature in the Credit River watershed. The ‘Friends of the Credit’ Conservation Awards are given annually to those who stand out as environmental champions in the community.

Nominations are reviewed by the CVC Board of Directors who make the final award selection. Awards are issued in five categories including:

Conservation Award of Excellence
Conservation Award of Distinction
Award of Merit
Young Conservationist Award
Watershed Legacy Donor

The awards program was established in 1986. It is an opportunity for the CVC Board of Directors to recognize those who have demonstrated a flair for positive environmental enhancement. Nominations are open until November 18 and can be entered online at

For more information about the awards program, or examples of past winners, please visit

Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. 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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