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1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6R4 | www.creditvalleycons.com | 905-670-1615
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was formed on May 13, 1954 and has been working for over 50 years to protect the natural environment. CVC is one of 36 conservation authorities operating in Ontario , and is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. CVC is a community-based environmental organization originally formed by an Act of provincial government and dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis. The Credit River watershed is made up of 1000 sq. kilometers of land that is drained by the Credit River and its 1,500 kilometers of tributaries. It is in one of the most rapidly urbanizing parts of Canada , adjacent to the Greater Toronto area and includes parts of the municipalities of Mississauga and Brampton . The river's headwaters are located above the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve, and are the source of four rivers; the Credit, Humber , Etobicoke and Nottawasaga. A small section of the Oak Ridges Moraine, as well as a number of other moraines are located within the watershed's boundaries. CVC believes that watershed management must focus on the future to ensure a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. For more information about our umbrella organization, Conservation Ontario, or about conservation authorities in your community visit: www.conservation-ontario.on.ca.