Credit Valley Conservation

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
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Founded 1954
Focus Habitat conservation, Water conservation, Wildlife management
Area served
Peel Region, Halton Region, Wellington County , Dufferin County
Method Donations and Grants
Key people
Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO[1]
Nando Iannicca, Chair
CAD$8.7 million (in 2006)[2]
Slogan Together, it’s our nature to conserve and our future to shape through the power of science, education, policy and leadership.

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 receives its funding from both provincial and municipal sources, as well as self-generated user fees and other service fees.[3] 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 Credit River near Belfountain
The Credit River in Port Credit


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.[4] 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).[4]

CVC owns the Limehouse Conservation Area.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Deborah Martin-Downs". New York City, New York: Bloomburg Business Profiles. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Credit Valley Conservation, Annual Report 2006 (PDF), retrieved 2009-01-19 
  3. ^ Credit Valley Conservation, Our Funding, retrieved 2009-01-23 
  4. ^ a b Credit Valley Conservation, Credit River Watershed, retrieved 2009-01-23 

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