Credit Valley Conservation
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
|Key people||Rae Horst, CAO
Pat Mullin, Chair
|Area served||Peel Region, Halton Region, Wellington County , Dufferin County|
|Focus(es)||Habitat conservation, Water conservation, Wildlife management|
|Method(s)||Donations and Grants|
|Revenue||CAD$8.7 million (in 2006)|
|Motto||"Enhancing and protecting the natural environment of the Credit Valley Watershed for present and future generations"|
The Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a Conservation Authority responsible for the protection and management of the Credit Valley watershed, surrounding the Credit River from its headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment to the point at which it meets Lake Ontario at Port Credit, Mississauga. The CVC received its funding from both Provincial and Municipal sources, as well as self-generated user fees and other service fees. The CVC was founded in 1954 when much of the area surrounding the Credit River was still used for rural agriculture and pasture. Since then, suburban sprawl has surrounded the river within the municipal boundaries of Mississauga and Brampton.
The CVC is actively engaged in water management. The average daily flow of the Credit River is 690,000 cubic metres, 65% of which comes from groundwater. An estimated 750,000 residents in the Credit River watershed, 87% of whom live in the lower third of the watershed, in present-day Mississauga and Brampton. In 1999, 21% of the watershed was developed, and by 2020, 40% of the watershed will be developed (based on approved development and the official plans of the municipalities).
CVC owns the Limehouse Conservation Area.
- Credit Valley Conservation, Annual Report 2006, retrieved 2009-01-19
- Credit Valley Conservation, Our Funding, retrieved 2009-01-23
- Credit Valley Conservation, Credit River Watershed, retrieved 2009-01-23