For Immediate Release
June 4, 2014 – Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) hosted its ninth annual Conservation Gala on May 29, raising $160,000 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 focused 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.
“The Credit River watershed is an ecosystem under severe stress” said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF. “While CVC receives funding from a variety of sources, there is never enough money to carry out all the important environmental work that needs to be done. Fundraising events such as the Conservation Gala, help get this important work done.”
The gala, held at Lionhead Golf Club in Brampton, was presented by title sponsor, Enersource. Nearly 350 environmentalists, business people, community members, politicians and guests attended.
“We are thrilled that the Conservation Gala raised $160,000 for two important CVC initiatives,” said Jim Muscat, Chair, CVCF. “We want to thank more than 100 companies who supported the event through sponsorship, donations and attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2015.”
The gala was a tremendous success with the generous support of corporate sponsors which included: Enersource, R&M Construction, ConDrain, Metrus, Dufferin Aggregates, Scotiabank, Aquatech, Gems, Urbantech, Aquafor Beech, Civica, Canada Lands Company, Gardiner Roberts, Shoreplan Engineering, Pace Savings & Credit Union, Canadian National Sportsmen Shows, Landmart Homes, Paradise Farms, Laurier Homes, Yorkwood Homes, Paradise Homes, Schaeffers Consulting Engineers, Matrix Solutions, Cole Engineering, Fieldgate Homes, Mattamy Homes, Schollen & Company, Erin Mills Development Corp, North South Environmental, George Qua-Enoo Photography, Palmer Environmental Consulting, Carson Arthur Designs and Gavcom.
For more information, visit www.cvcfoundation.ca
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 of Ontario 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 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.
Media Contact: Baljit Sharma, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Credit Valley Conservation 905-670-1615 ext. 224 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Contact: Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation 905-542-9159 email@example.com