Credit valley Conservation urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring
Conservation authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.
Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures also bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice, which contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses. With the recent snowfall and swiftly changing temperatures, there is a possibility for localized flooding during the melting period. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.
Please keep family members and pets safely away from all watercourses.
For more information, contact your local conservation authority:
- Credit Valley Conservation – (905) 670-1615
- Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – (416) 661-6514
- Conservation Halton – (905) 336-1158
- Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority – (905) 895-1281
- Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority – (905) 579-0411
- Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority – (905) 885-8173
- Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – (705) 424-1479
- Kawartha Conservation – (705) 328-2271
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support 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.
Mississauga City Council has endorsed a plan to expand the Provincial Greenbelt Plan Area by designating public lands within the Credit River corridor as Urban River Valley. This decision builds on a recommendation from the Natural Heritage and Urban Forest Strategy.
Continue reading Council Endorses Request for Expansion of Provincial Greenbelt
Construction of a new waterfront conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community, called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection (LWC) project, is scheduled to start in 2016. The project team (Credit Valley Conservation, the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) have identified a new construction access route that will result in a more streamlined construction process with fewer impacts to the public.
Continue reading Better construction route identified for Lakeview Waterfront Connection
Mississauga and Etobicoke residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting and open house for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project on Monday, November 16 at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga.
The meeting will focus on updates to the conservation area design, as well as a new construction access route and the related proposed amendment to the project’s Environmental Assessment.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with display panels for review and project team members available to answer questions. A formal presentation starts at 7 p.m. A discussion session runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Clarke Memorial Hall is accessible via public transit on the MiWay No. 23 Bus (Lakeshore Rd East/West service).
The Lakeview Waterfront Connection project will result in a beautiful and naturalized conservation area constructed in Mississauga’s Lakeview neighbourhood. The project is a joint undertaking of the Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to add green space where it is significantly lacking. The project is supported by the cities of Mississauga and Toronto and is in keeping with the sustainable principles of the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan.
Those unable to attend, but would like to learn more or provide comments, may visit http://lakeviewwaterfrontconnection.ca beginning November 16, 2015.
When it comes to a healthy environment, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes anything is possible with a little help from its friends. To honour local efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The awards program recognizes first-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.
“For three decades it has been our privilege to honour those who have improved the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “The awards program is our way of recognizing those in the community who stand out for their leadership and environmental contributions.”
The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards are given annually to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the local environment.
Continue reading CVC Seeks Nominations for Environmental Awards