Be a Conservation Hero for Giving Tuesday!

Not all heroes wear capes. Some selflessly take action because they believe our future is worth the fight. These are the heroes featured in our annual Be a Conservation Hero campaign kicking-off today in connection with Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving.

You can be a hero like the local residents that inspired this campaign, who take action to protect our land and natural resources. These residents inspire all of us through their actions. We are challenging businesses and residents throughout the watershed to be a hero too and make a donation in support of your local environment.

As Canada wraps up celebrating its 150th this year, we’re looking for 150 heroes to pledge $150 each as part of the campaign. Donations will be collected by Credit Valley Conservation Foundation and will support Credit valley Conservation’s (CVC) programs such as those that protect our land, connect the watershed by building the Credit Valley Trail, and support youth engagement and leadership through the Conservation Youth Corps program.

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Our Conservation Heroes

This year’s Be a Conservation Hero campaign features watershed residents Mark Whitcombe, Andrew Chow, and David and Susan Aiken. They all agreed to put on a cape because they want you to be a Conservation Hero too. They are each a current recipient of CVC’s Friends’ of the Credit Conservation Awards for their distinguishing efforts in protecting and sustaining their local environment.

Mark Whitcombe is a long-time resident of Orangeville.  He volunteers his time to help support environmental work because he knows the benefits nature brings to our community and our own personal health and wellbeing. His actions reflect a lifetime of environmental work.

Andrew Chow, a youth leader from Mississauga, volunteered with CVC’s Conservation Youth Corps program for three years. He participated in stewardship projects that protect the environment and benefit the local community.

David and Susan Aiken are residents committed to creating and protecting natural areas on their property and in their neighbourhood in south Mississauga. These areas provide much needed habitat for wildlife.

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About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that celebrates and encourages giving and volunteering. It was co-founded in 2013 by Canada Helps and GIV3. It is a day for the entire charitable sector and encourages all Canadians to join the movement and give or volunteer for charities of their choice.

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