407 ETR and Credit Valley Conservation Foundation, confirmed the first corporate partnership in support of Credit Valley Conservation’s legacy Credit Valley Trail project
407 ETR and Credit Valley Conservation Foundation, a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River Watershed, confirmed the first corporate partnership in support of Credit Valley Conservation’s legacy Credit Valley Trail project. The commitment to support the trail is $100,000 over the next five years.
“407 ETR is very proud to be part of this significant environmental initiative and we look forward to being partners with Credit Valley Conservation Foundation for many years,” said 407 ETR President and CEO, Andres Sacristan. “This development is especially exciting for us with the trail crossing directly underneath the highway, making it easily available for our customers to enjoy.”
The vision for the Credit Valley Trail started over 60 years ago when Credit Valley Conservation explored the concept of a fully connected trail in the Credit River Valley. When complete, the Credit Valley Trail will be a continuous 100-kilometre pathway through the Credit River Valley – from the hills of headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga.
“The Credit Valley Trail is a bold vision drawing many partners from different sectors, and we’re thrilled to welcome 407 ETR as our very first corporate supporter,” said Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Executive Director, Terri LeRoux. “This partnership supports the first steps along the path to start building this project on the ground. 407 ETR is now part of the trail’s story connecting people to nature, rich cultural experiences, Indigenous heritage and the sustaining waters of the Credit River.”
As the first corporate partner, 407 ETR will support Credit Valley Conservation, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation, and community partners in the first steps along the path of Credit Valley Trail development. Under the partnership, 407 ETR will help shape the trail’s planned route for areas around the highway and support its progress.
“407 ETR and our employees are committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and we strive to lead by example to do our part in protecting the environment. We’re honored to be the very first corporate partner of the Credit Valley Trail, and to provide critical funding for Credit Valley Conservation to take the first steps to bring the trail to life,” Mr. Sacristan continued. “We would like to take this opportunity to inspire and encourage other corporate leaders to join 407 ETR in supporting the realization of the Credit Valley Trail, and to be part of a lasting green legacy for generations to come.”
To date, the Credit Valley Trail project has involved work from more than a hundred community members and support from lead partners: City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Heritage Society, Town of Halton Hills, City of Mississauga, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Town of Orangeville, and Region of Peel. Funding and expertise has also been provided by the Greenbelt Foundation and the Government of Ontario.
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