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UTOPIA, Ontario (November 14, 2022) – On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) invites the community to donate to their first Giving Tuesday campaign.

NVCA is a charity dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment. In total, there are nine departments that work together to maintain a healthy watershed and protect the land against flooding and erosion.

“We have many programs worth donating to,” states Doug Hevenor, Chief Administrative Officer of NVCA, “such as maintaining nature trails, providing environmental education, and ensuring the rivers and streams within our watershed are healthy”.

NVCA’s goal is to raise $10,000 towards these programs. If money is tight, consider donating your time through NVCA’s volunteer opportunities.

One initiative is environmental restoration 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!

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, November 29 will support these maintenance efforts!

In 2021, six new environmental education programs were created to offer even better learning opportunities to the youth in our watershed. By donating on Giving Tuesday, children will continue to be able to develop a sense of wonder, appreciat​ion and respect for the natural world.

“From everyone at NVCA, we would like to thank you for your generosity,” continues 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, please visit the Giving Tuesday website.