Stewardship Forum


60 Years: Connecting our Past, Shaping our Future

A ‘Friends of the Credit’ Stewardship Forum and Volunteer Appreciation Event
Saturday, October 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

University of Toronto
Mississauga Campus (UTM)
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga
Cost: Free

The morning will be filled with a series of indoor presentations and outside activities that will engage you in discussion and hands-on learning.  This year, the Forum highlights 60 years of conservation to commemorate CVC’s 60th anniversary. Participants will learn about ecology, rain water management, and important environment issues in the Credit River Watershed, and receive insight into what the future could look like with adequate environmental tools and leadership.

We are proud to announce Mark Mattson, Founder and President of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Program and a prominent environmental lawyer as our keynote speaker this year. Mark, with the support of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his global Waterkeeper network, runs a charity dedicated to a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Ontario.

Here are a few of the presentations that will be offered. Please go to the Schedule page for a full list of presentations.

  • Ready, Set, Flow: Low Impact Development in the Watershed – Phil James – Manager Urban Watershed Protection & Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation.
  • Ecological Turning Points in Conservation – Deb Martin-Downs – CAO Credit Valley Conservation
  • Dark Diversity: The Loss & Restoration of our Native Species – Eric Davies – Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
  • How Healthy is the Credit River Watershed? Assessing Ecological Health Through CVC’s Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program – Loveleen Clayton – Supervisor – Watershed Monitoring & Reporting, Credit Valley Conservation
  • Credit River Salmon Walk and Aquatic Insect Sampling and Talk – Phil Bird – Fisheries Technician, and Emma Garden – Water Resources Technician, Credit Valley Conservation

Presentations from the 2014 Stewardship Forum