May 17, 2013 – Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its eighth annual Conservation Gala on May 15, raising $75,000 for projects that support Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) initiatives.
The funds will support The Conservation Youth Corps Program (CYC) and the Core 10 Conservation Areas by furthering the objectives of each of these programs, ultimately ensuring a healthier and greener Credit River watershed.
CYC is a youth program that provides incredible environmental focussed volunteer opportunities for high school students in the Credit River area. Participants gain practical experience in conservation and natural resource management in a safe and structured environment.
The conservation areas of CVC represent a cross section of natural and cultural landscapes that characterize the Credit River watershed. Rare flora and fauna, habitats, ecosystems and cultural heritage features are all protected within these areas.
“Investing in our local environment is a vital and responsible thing to do,” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF. “The health of our local environment relies on the dedication of people who champion the cause to protect it for future generations.”
The gala, held at Rattlesnake Point Golf and Country Club, was attended by environmentalists, business people, community members, politicians and guests.
“We are thrilled that the Conservation Gala raised $75,000 for two important CVC initiatives,” said Jim Muscat, Chair, CVCF. “We want to thank all corporate sponsors and attendees for their support and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2014.”
The gala was a success with the generous support of corporate sponsors which included: Dufferin Aggregates; Argo Land; Empire Communities; Flato Developments Inc.; Guglietti Brothers Investments; Gold Park Homes; Gold Park Group; First Capital; Primont Homes; Gagnon & Law Urban Planners Ltd.; Mattamy Homes; Paradise Homes; PenEquity Realty Corporation, Stanford Homes, GavCom Media Productions Inc.; Toronto Sportsmen’s Show; Shane Baghai; Fieldgate Developments; The Erin Mills Development Corporation; Laurier Homes; and Yorkwood Homes.
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About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF)
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 (CVC)
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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