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WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting mixed precipitation of 5-10 mm, along with warmer temperatures for this weekend. Rain will begin on Sunday with temperatures up to +3oC and continue into Monday with light showers and temperatures up to +7o C.

The mix of above-zero temperatures, rain, and partial melting of the snowpack are expected to increase runoff, water levels and flows in the watercourses throughout the watershed. With increased temperatures, there is a possibility of breaking up of the ice cover in watercourses, resulting in ice jams and increased water levels.

While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, higher water levels and flows will result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.   

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed.  The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through to Tuesday February 5th, 2019, or until further notice.

For more information on this Water Safety Statement, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615.  To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.

FLOOD WATCH – Message #1

Issued 2:30pm Friday, April 13th

Credit Valley Conservation advises that 2-5 mm of precipitation has fallen throughout the watershed since Thursday with an additional 80-100 mm of precipitation expect over the next five days in the form of rain or freezing rain.

Water levels along the Credit River and its major tributaries have increased due to the rain and will continue to rise.  Some minor flooding in low lying areas is anticipated.  These areas may include Townline Road in Orangeville, Inglewood, Terra Cotta, Crestview Lake and Caledon Lake in Caledon.

The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies.  Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and when combined with current weather conditions, pose a serious hazard.  People are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which will be extremely unsafe.

CVC will continue to monitor the watercourse and the weather.  This Flood Watch will be updated by 2pm Monday April 16, 2018.

For more information on this Flood Watch message, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615.  To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.

To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website:  http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Around Waterways

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist on and near local streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, particularly around this time of year. CVC urges people to exercise caution and keep family members and pets away from the edges of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching and we look forward to warmer weather and being outdoors. Warmer weather usually brings more snowmelt, rain and ice breaking up along streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. During this time of year we can expect higher, faster flowing water in most watercourses. In addition, slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions close to any water body.

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Conservation Gala Receives Record Support

May 24, 2017 – Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its 12th Annual Conservation Gala on Thursday, May 4. The final count shows a record level of support from the local community. Over 375 guests raised $237,000 in the spirit of the next 150 years of conservation in the Credit River watershed.

Funds raised support CVCF’s five-year Protect, Connect and Sustain Campaign. The campaign goal is to raise $5 million for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) by 2020 to support three key projects: Conservation Youth Corps, land securement and the Credit Valley Trail.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support the gala received from our friends and partners in the community,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF. “Nature is essential to healthy communities and individual well-being, so we want to do everything we can to protect it.”

“Through our five-year campaign, we continue to raise funds that support the important environmental work CVC does to protect, connect and sustain us,” continued LeRoux. “Funds will be invested in securing new conservation lands, inspiring youth to be future environmental champions and building the Credit Valley Trail to connect the Lake Ontario waterfront to the headwaters of the Credit River in Orangeville.”

Since 2006, the Conservation Gala has raised over $1.6 million in support of CVC projects and initiatives that enhance the local environment for present and future generations. Every year the gala is attended by corporate leaders, individual philanthropists, community stakeholders and municipal representatives.

This year’s event, held at Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre in Brampton, included a special welcome address by Carolyn King, the former chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, a Birds of Prey display where participants could meet native wildlife, and a substantial silent and live auction featuring over 125 items and experiences.

The Conservation Gala was a success due to the generous support of corporate sponsors, including:

Dinner sponsor: Port Credit West Village Partners (Diamond Corp, Dream, FRAM + Slokker, and Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited)

Cocktail reception sponsor: DG Group, Condrain, GEMS, and Aquatech Dewatering

Valet and photography sponsor: Argo Land Development and Urbantech Consulting

Birds of Prey sponsor: Shoreplan Engineering

About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River Watershed. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising funds in support of the the valuable conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation that protect the health and well-being of the flora and fauna, the watershed and its inhabitants for today and tomorrow.

About Credit Valley Conservation
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) 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, CVC has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.