The Credit River watershed is located in one of the most densely populated regions of Canada yet contains some of the most diverse landscapes in southern Ontario. The Credit River Watershed contains some of the most diverse landscapes in southern Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt all bisect the watershed. The river’s headwaters are located above the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve, and are the source of four rivers; the Credit, Humber, Etobicoke and Nottawasaga and nearly 1,500 km of streams and creeks empty into the Credit River along this route including: Black Creek, Silver Creek, Shaw’s Creek, Fletcher’s Creek, Caledon Creek and the East and West Credit Rivers.
Credit Valley Conservation is responsible for protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Credit River watershed, other local watersheds that drain directly into Lake Ontario and a section of the Lake Ontario shoreline. Together, these areas make up our jurisdiction.