2015 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake

This Sunday I am participating in the Big Brothers and Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. Ready to shine up those bowling shoes!

Every dollar I raise helps match kids with a mentor. Research shows that children who have been mentored have higher self-esteem and are more likely to stay in school – empowering them to succeed, give back and realize their true potential

You can sponsor me here.

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Landowner Action Fund from CVC

Being a good steward of rural property in the Credit River watershed just became a little easier!

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Landowner Action Fund, a new countryside stewardship incentive program that supports rural non-farm landowners with the implementation of beneficial land and water management practices.

In development since 2012, the Landowner Action Fund was designed based on findings of a 2011 survey of over 250 watershed landowners and in consultation with Conservation Ontario, Region of Peel and CVC restoration specialists.  The Landowner Action Fund was formally adopted by CVC Board of Directors at their July 2014 board meeting.

Thanks to the support of our municipal funding partners, the Landowner Action Fund is able to offer technical support as well as grants for rural property owners to carry out environmental projects such as upgrading wells, restoring streams, planting trees, controlling invasive plants and more.  Grants range from 50 to 100 per cent up to a maximum grant amount.  Grant rates are determined based on an evaluation of the project’s environmental impact in order to focus funds where they can have the greatest benefit.

To be eligible, landowners must complete a Landowner Action Plan.  To do this, landowners attend a one-day Caring for Your Land and Water or Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop. Staff guide participants through an assessment of their property to help determine what kind of environmental improvements are best.

The program is modeled after the very successful Environmental Farm Plan and complements CVC’s stewardship incentive programming for farm properties such as the Peel and Wellington Rural Water Quality programs.

Upcoming workshops:

Caring for Your Land and Water Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2015

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Erin Centre 2000

To register: www.creditvallyca.ca/events

 

For more detailed program guidelines and project categories visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/landowneractionfund

 

Credit Valley Landowner Action Fund

Being a good steward of rural property in the Credit River watershed just became a little easier!

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Landowner Action Fund, a new countryside stewardship incentive program that supports rural non-farm landowners with the implementation of beneficial land and water management practices.

In development since 2012, the Landowner Action Fund was designed based on findings of a 2011 survey of over 250 watershed landowners and in consultation with Conservation Ontario, Region of Peel and CVC restoration specialists.  The Landowner Action Fund was formally adopted by CVC Board of Directors at their July 2014 board meeting.

Thanks to the support of our municipal funding partners, the Landowner Action Fund is able to offer technical support as well as grants for rural property owners to carry out environmental projects such as upgrading wells, restoring streams, planting trees, controlling invasive plants and more.  Grants range from 50 to 100 per cent up to a maximum grant amount.  Grant rates are determined based on an evaluation of the project’s environmental impact in order to focus funds where they can have the greatest benefit.

To be eligible, landowners must complete a Landowner Action Plan.  To do this, landowners attend a one-day Caring for Your Land and Water or Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop. Staff guide participants through an assessment of their property to help determine what kind of environmental improvements are best.

The program is modeled after the very successful Environmental Farm Plan and complements CVC’s stewardship incentive programming for farm properties such as the Peel and Wellington Rural Water Quality programs.

Upcoming workshops:

Caring for Your Land and Water Workshop

Saturday, March 7, 2015

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Erin Centre 2000

To register: www.creditvallyca.ca/events

 

For more detailed program guidelines and project categories visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/landowneractionfund

 

 

Waste Collection Changes are Coming to Peel *open house times*

Waste Collection Changes are Coming to Peel

BRAMPTON, ON (Jan. 22, 2015) The Region of Peel recently launched a campaign to inform residents about upcoming changes to waste collection. Beginning January 4, 2016, Peel residents who currently receive curbside collection services will be moving to bi-weekly, cart-based collection which means:

·        Garbage and recycling will be picked up every other week (one week garbage, the next week recycling) but organics will continue to be picked up weekly;

·        Residents will be required to use carts (rather than bags and bins) for their waste.

“We’re pleased to be evolving waste collection in Peel,” says Dan Labrecque, Commissioner, Public Works. “The upcoming changes bring with them a number of important benefits. Carts make it easier for residents to get their waste to the curb, they prevent windblown litter and the organics cart has a special lock to keep raccoons out. We’re also helping the environment by having less waste go to landfill and having fewer trucks on the road.”

Although the actual changes will begin in January 2016, residents have the opportunity to learn more and choose their cart sizes by going to peelregion.ca/carts. The majority of homes will receive three new carts, free of charge. The garbage and recycling carts come in three sizes: small, medium and large.  The organics cart comes in one size only. The deadline for residents to select a cart size that best suits their needs is March 31, 2015.

At peelregion.ca/carts residents can learn about the carts and bi-weekly waste collection including an introductory video that takes them step-by-step through the changes. They can then enter their address, view the cart sizes recommended for their housing type, and make changes to the size of the recycling or garbage carts they will be receiving if they wish.

Residents who want to see the carts in person are invited to attend one of the more than 25 Open Houses being held at locations across Peel. The complete list of Open Houses can be found by going to www.peelregion.ca/carts and clicking on the “Cart Display Locations” tab.

Key Dates

·        Deadline for selecting garbage and recycling cart sizes is March 31, 2015.

·        Carts will be delivered to residents’ homes from September through December of 2015.

·        Residents need to start using carts the week of January 4, 2016.

Regional and Municipal Buildings

  • Week of Feb 2, 2015
    Town of Caledon – Town Hall Atrium
    6311 Old Church Rd.
    Mon – Fri
    9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Caledon Open Houses

  • Thurs Jan 15
    Caledon Village Place
    Community Room
    18313 Hurontario Street
    4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tues Jan 27
    Caledon Community Complex
    Banquet Hall B
    6215 Old Church Road, Caledon East
    4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thurs Feb 5
    Victoria Parks Community Centre
    Meeting Room
    35 Victoria Crescent
    4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tues Feb 10
    Albion Bolton Community Centre
    Meeting Room D
    150 Queen Street South, Bolton
    4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.