Credit Valley Conservation
$100,000 (over 2 years)
Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Grant Approved: August 31, 2015
Following 2.5 years of robust consultation and collaborative public engagement, the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Board created and approved the Credit Valley Trail (CVT) Strategy. The Strategy establishes the collaborative vision, mission, and values of the Credit Valley Trail, and will guide the creation of trails over the next 25 years. The 25-year strategy, made possible by the Greenbelt Foundation, transformed a 60-year old concept into a commitment to create a 100 km trail from the headwaters in Orangeville to the mouth of Lake Ontario in Port Credit. Ultimately, this project inspires, connects, and empowers infinite generations of river guardians who will value and protect the Credit Valley watershed.
The Credit Valley Conservation Foundation has created and approved the Credit Valley Trail Strategy, guiding the creation of 100 kilometres of trails over the next 25 years.
Lead partners include City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Heritage Society, Greenbelt Foundation, Town of Halton Hills, City of Mississauga, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Town of Orangeville, and the Region of Peel. To advance the achievement of CVT Strategic Directions, two implementation committees, the CVT Indigenous Roundtable, and the CVT Experience Planning Committee have committed to producing three experiential plans that will position the Credit Valley Trail as a unique trail of distinction. This will be accomplished through the development of the CVT Indigenous Experience Plan, The CVT Arts, Culture and Tourism Plan, and the CVT Heritage Destination Plan. These plans will provide abundant opportunities to bring the trail to life, and empower trail users and community members to become a part of the history and future of the Credit River and the Greenbelt.
Photo: John Temponeras