Do you know someone who works hard to protect nature through on-the-ground action? Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The Awards program honours local environmental champions who deserve recognition for their efforts to protect, connect, and sustain the natural environment.

The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards were established more than 30 years ago and they continue to recognize community leaders across the Credit River Watershed. CVC encourages community members to nominate environmental champions for the awards program by November 29, 2019.

“Our awards program honours individuals, organizations, and businesses who are leading important environmental work,” said Andrew Kett, senior manager of education and outreach at CVC. “It’s an opportunity to acknowledge people that go above and beyond in our community.”

The nomination process is open to businesses, municipalities, schools, community groups, landowners, and individuals who take a leadership role to ensure a greener future. Projects could include:

  • Landowners who have taken action to protect and restore nature on their property.
  • Local businesses, municipalities, or regional government who have adapted new approaches or green infrastructure.
  • Individuals or businesses that donate land or funds to purchase land for its long-term protection.
The 2018 winner for the Green Cities Award was City of Mississauga.
The 2018 winner for the Green Cities Award was City of Mississauga. Pictured from left to right: CVC’s CAO Deborah Martin-Downs, John MacKinnon from the City of Mississauga, and CVC Board Member Grant Peters. Image Credit: CVC.

The Conservation Awards program recognizes projects and initiatives that help protect, connect, and sustain the Credit River Watershed. CVC is seeking submissions from the public in the following categories:

  • Youth Achievement
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Landowner Stewardship
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Green Cities
  • Legacy Donor
  • Watershed Excellence

The nomination process is open until November 29, 2019. Submissions may be completed online through CVC’s website. The CVC Board of Directors reviews all nominations and makes the final award selection.

For more information about the awards program, including award descriptions and eligibility, visit

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Government of ontario in 1954 to protect, restore, and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt, and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River.


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