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Let the government know that you care about these important pollinators!
Sign the petition by March 23!

Pollination Symposium


Pollination Symposium - March 25, 2017

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Happy Valentine's Day

February, 2017


Show your love for the wetland this Valentine's Day.

The Wetland needs your love this Valentines Day. Show how much you care by picking up some litter and placing it in a nearby trash can.


Crunch Time For Snapping Turtles


Let the government know that the hunt must end!

It’s crunch time. After years of dithering, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is poised to make a critical decision about the hunting of snapping turtles. Lamentably, the ministry is proposing to continue the hunt, with the addition of some restrictions. Regardless of added restrictions, the continuation of the hunt runs contrary to the best advice of scientific experts.

The plan to continue the snapping turtle hunt is part of a broader policy proposal, to “streamline and modernize the management of small game and furbearer wildlife species in Ontario.” Bullfrogs are also implicated, along with many bird and mammal species.

A change for the better, but certainly not what is needed. We need your help to convince the government to proceed to a full ban. Here’s why:


Continue to learn more and to do your part in making sure snapping turtles are protected

Your Green Yard Workshop


    Thursday, April 23, 2015
    7:00pm - 8:30pm


    Fallingbrook Middle School
    5187 Fallingbrook Drive, L5V 1N7, Mississauga, ON (View Map)

    Free

    Your Green Yard: Discover the possibilities!

    Do you live in the Creditview Wetland area? If so, join Credit Valley Conservation to learn more about gardening with beautiful native plants that are right for your yard. Discover which plants can attract butterflies or birds and create habitat through the fall and winter. Planning for the spring, designing your yard, green maintenance, and green outdoor building projects will also be discussed.


    Local neighbours will have an opportunity to sign up for a free tree or shrub and can even order more!

    The information in this workshop is oriented toward local residents, but all are welcome to attend.

    Register early as space is limited.





Coyote Awareness


  • Teach children safety around all animals
  • Never leave young children unattended
  • Avoid walking in isolated areas or woodlots at dusk and dawn
  • Carry an audible alarm, umbrella, cell phone

  • DO NOT APPROACH A COYOTE
    • If you see a coyote
    • Stay calm, hold your ground, NEVER RUN
    • If approached make yourself appear larger and clap your hands/shout

    DO NOT FEED OR TAME WILDLIFE

    Coyote Awareness & Tips»

    A Great Stewardship Activity for You!
    Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program


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    Visit the Creditview Wetland and contribute towards the Atlas Program by getting your sightings recorded! Community volunteers are needed to submit their observations of reptiles and amphibians.

    Observations can be submitted via an online form, an Excel spreadsheet (useful for submitting multiple observations) or a printable data card that can be mailed in. Help support the atlas program by submitting your sightings (from this summer, previous years or future years). Ontario Nature is looking for observations of all reptile and amphibian species, not just rare ones.

    For more information, visit Ontario Nature

    Report sightings such as our Snapping Turtle friend


    or perhaps you were lucky to spot a Green Frog

    Watermark


    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    By Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
    Film Trailers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOPLs_ogF-0
    www.edwardburtynsky.com/site_contents/Films/Watermark_Film.html


    Halton Green Screens
    www.haltongreenscreens.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/HaltonGreenScreens

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Oakville Central Library

    Corner of Navy St. and Lakeshore
    6:30 Displays, Film 7 - 9 p.m
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    Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students


    Every living thing needs water to survive. Humans use with it in a variety of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless we're confronted by a lack of water, when do we think about how important it is in creating, sustaining and enriching life?

    This documentary brings together diverse stories from 10 countries around the globe about people and their relationship with water. What they use it for, what they learn from it, and why they're drawn to it, as well as the consequences from overuse.

    The film focuses on massive floating abalone farms off China's Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world - the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. It also takes a look at the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.


    Sponsored by Oakville / Mississauga KAIROS - A Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiative
    made up of 11 member churches and church agencies. www.kairoscanada.org




    Speaker: Diane L. Bloomfield, M.Sc., P.Geo from Conservation Halton

    EcoDisplays, Film Introduction, Screening, Conversation

    Happy Valentines Day

    February, 2014

    World Wetlands Day

    February 2, 2014

    Happy New Year

    January 1, 2014

    CVC Stewardship Forum & Volunteer Appreciation Event

    August 29, 2013

    Bogfest 5 - Keeping the wetland alive!

    June 5, 2013

    Bogfest #5 was the coolest one yet! With over 175 guests in attendance, the different zones were all kept busy as partners, students, parents, families, teachers, friends, neighbours, and the community from near and far participated in the various stewardship activities.

    Moving beyond previous years, Bogfest 2013 welcomed guests at the Willowvale Gardens parking lot for: birdhouse and feeder building, face painting, community information, and then for the first time it stretched south to the far end of the field for the tree and shrub buffer planting. In between,the 'Battle of the Bog' game kept students on the run to learn more about the Creditview Wetland. Those who wanted a more leisurely pace joined the interactive EcoTour got to see the wetland from a different perspective and hear some of its lessor known secrets. This inspired many students to create beautiful artwork for the Sketch, Paint, and Shoot contest.

    Birdhouse and feeder building gave students some first hand experience using tools as they carefully watched the leaders and then followed the steps to build their own model. With careful hands and patience, everyone walked from the table holding their creation and having proud smiles.

    The Creditview Wetland benefited from the planting of 50 trees and shrubs to extend the south field buffer. Stewardship volunteers carefully selected a spot for their plant and earnestly dug the earth til it was just right. Once the plant was placed, the 'doughnut' created, and a bucket of mulch laid for water retention, on to the next....on to the next...on to the next. Thank you to all who helped with this labour intensive, important stewardship activity. It was great to see some families who return every year for this initiative.

    Thank you to CWS volunteers and our partners: City of Mississauga, Councillor Ron Starr, CVC, Fallingbrook M.S., Rick Hanson S.S, TCCSA, Pat Kelly.

    Presenting....Bogfest 2013!


    Presenting....Bogfest 2013!



    Bring your own drinking water container. Refills are available.
    Note: there are no washroom facilities on-site.

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