We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2010! The NVCA has been delivering programs for natural resource management since it was formed on May 5th, 1960.
For the past 50 years, we have been in the community protecting people and property from natural hazards, encouraging sustainable development with regard for natural heritage, restoring the health of our watershed through stewardship, and managing conservation lands to promote outdoor education and recreation.
Click here to view 50th Anniversary Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WcNM8JfwbQ
Our 50th Anniversary Community Celebration & Tree Planting
On Saturday May 1st, about 5 dozen people gathered in the pouring rain to celebrate 5 decades of NVCA work. The event took place along the Black Ash Creek Floodway in the Town of Collingwood. The floodway is the largest project ever undertaken by the NVCA. It encompasses a variety of NVCA programs, including flood control, fisheries habitat management, plan review, tree planting, education and outreach, and fostering community partnerships.
Planting the ceremonial tree.
(left to right): Mayor Ellen Anderson, Town of the Blue Mountains; Mayor Chris Carrier, Town of Collingwood; MP Bruce Stanton, Simcoe North; Coun. Robert Walker, Clearview Twp; Wayne Wilson, NVCA CAO; Mayor Gord Montgomery, Twp. of Mulmur; Fred Nix, Town of Mono; Cindy Hood, Ministry of Environment; Coun. Orville Brown, Clearview Twp; Coun. Mary Brett, Twp. of Adjala-Tosorontio; Joan Sutherland, Town of New Tecumseth; Dick Hibma, Conservation Ontario Chair.
29 volunteers planted 250 tree seedlings along the creek banks. The team was made up of staff from Canadian Mist and RJ Burnside, the Collingwood chapter of Katimavik and the Savill family.
(left) NVCA CAO/Secretary-Treasurer Wayne Wilson emceed the event. (right) NVCA board member and Town of Collingwood Mayor, Chris Carrier.
(left) NVCA Vice Chair and Mayor of Mulmur Township, Gord Montgomery. (right) MP Bruce Stanton from the riding of Simcoe North.
(left) Ministry of the Environment - Barrie District Manager, Cindy Hood. (right) Chair of Conservation Ontario, Dick Hibma
(left) NVCA Manager of Stewardship Services, Fred Dobbs. (right) The rain finally cleared!
(left) The group of Katimavik volunteers at the BBQ. (right) Fred Nix, Mary Brett, Wayne Wilson, Joan Sutherland and Gord Montgomery cut the festive cake.
Winners of our 50th anniversary photo contest
The NVCA is pleased to announce the winners of its 50th anniversary photo contest.
Please click here for all the details on the 1st place photo, as well as to see the 2nd and 3rd place winners and honourable mentions.
1st place photo
"How you doing?"
Taken by Nathan Beaulne
To read more about the NVCA's accomplishments over the past 50 years, please click here to read our anniversary media release.