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Conservation authority asks for support on giving Tuesday

Educational programming, stream rehabilitation, tree planting, trail maintenance and more depend on volunteer efforts, grants and donations to run
2022-05-27 NVCA Petun Conservation Area
Petun Conservation Area

The local conservation authority is asking for public contributions in its first Giving Tuesday campaign. 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a registered charity made up of nine different departments related to planning, restoration, and preservation of a healthy watershed, and protection against flooding and erosion. 

“We have many programs worth donating to such as maintaining nature trails, providing environmental education, and ensuring the rivers and streams within our watershed are healthy,” stated Doug Hevenor, chief administrative officer of NVCA, in a news release.

The conservation has set a goal of raising $10,000 by Nov. 29, which is known as giving Tuesday because it falls at the end of one of the biggest shopping weekends in the US and Canada, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

The NVCA also welcomes volunteer contributions to work such as tree planting and river restoration. 

"These programs lead to healthier fish and wildlife habitat, as well as better water quality. NVCA would not be able to run these programs without the help of grants and donations," states the news release. 

"Keeping the public safe from hazardous trees and trail maintenance have always been a priority for NVCA. Accessible boardwalks, bridges, washrooms and interpretive signage are all part of a positive visitor experience. Giving on Tuesday, Nov. 29 will support these maintenance efforts."

The conservation authority launched six new environmental education programs in 2021 to help teach kids appreciation and respect for the natural world. 

“From everyone at NVCA, we would like to thank you for your generosity,” continued Hevenor, “We are humbled by the donations and volunteer hours that have been contributed so far. Your support has allowed us to help meet your needs within our natural world. I look forward to a successful Giving Tuesday campaign to continue to do this important work.”

To donate, visit the Giving Tuesday website.