Join Credit Valley Conservation at the Island Lake Conservation Area Open House

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites the community to attend the Island Lake Conservation Area Open House on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Drop-in anytime between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario Street South, Orangeville.

“Join us for a fun and educational day outdoors as you learn how the new 25-year management plan will protect and improve Island Lake Conservation Area. Attendees can discover ways they can experience the park, upcoming events and how they can get involved.”

Terri LeRoux, Director, Parks, Lands and Community Engagement at CVC

Attendees will enjoy the following:

  • Free park entry
  • Learn about the wildlife that call Island Lake home
  • Connect with CVC staff to learn about ecology, stewardship and the history of the park
  • Get their picture taken with birds of prey from Wild Ontario
  • Learn about the Credit Valley Trail and Crane Gathering Space, the newly constructed Indigenous placemaking site
  • Meet dedicated volunteers from the Friends of Island Lake and Island Lake Rowing Club and educators from the Upper Grand District School Board
  • Complimentary refreshments

Register at cvc.ca/IslandLakeOpenHouse. Event will take place rain or shine. 

Background Information
CVC developed a new management plan for Island Lake Conservation Area (ILCA) in 2021. The management plan establishes a new vision and objectives for the conservation area and actions that will help realize this vision and respond to current pressures. It will guide natural resource management, capital investments, recreation and visitor experiences over the next 25 years.

The planning process to develop a new management plan for ILCA occurred over many years building from the 1997 ILCA Management Plan and working within the framework of CVC’s Conservation Areas Master Strategy.

The planning process included three phases: situation analysis, strategic directions and management plan. Learn more about the management plan process and read the plan at cvc.ca/ilmp.

About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario. In 2024, CVC celebrates 70-years of conservation.

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