Covering an area of over 25,000 acres, the Credit River watershed is connected to ten different municipalities, populated by 600,000 people.
The Credit River Watershed is home to diverse species of plants and animals. Facing pressures of drought and flooding, natural hazards, sediment and erosion, loss of habitat, spills, fragmentation and pests among others, the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is heightening the visibility and identity of the watershed area.
Clean and safe drinking water is high on Ontarians’ minds. It is also what the Greenbelt protection provides. The Credit Valley Conservation Authority increases their watershed identity with a road signage program, consisting of fifteen signs which identify the Credit River Valley as a vital Greenbelt watershed, emphasizing clean water and healthy watersheds as one of its crucial, long-term benefits.