The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Support your local rivers, conservation areas and youth this Giving Tuesday

Media Release


UTOPIA, Ontario (November 23, 2023) – November 28 is GivingTuesday! The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is inviting watershed residents to show support for local conservation efforts by helping NVCA meet their GivingTuesday goal of $10,000.

GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. It is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together and support their communities or give to the causes they believe in. This year, GivingTuesday Canada will celebrate its 11th anniversary and millions of Canadians are expected to take part.

To participate in NVCA’s GivingTuesday, funds can be donated through Canada Helps, by cheque or by visiting NVCA’s Administration office.

Funds raised from GivingTuesday helps protect and restore our rivers and streams. Children will have opportunities to learn and appreciate the natural world. More resources will be available for trail maintenance. Staff can continue to monitor streams, rivers, wetlands, forests and groundwater so residents can learn about their local environment.

“Our staff have many years of experience in using donations as leverage to raise even more funding through grants and partnerships,” said Doug Hevenor, CAO of NVCA. “Some programs can use $1 to generate $4 to support their programs!”

Looking for more ways to support? NVCA has a line of Tiffin and Nottawasaga Bluffs themed apparel. The clothing features designs by local artists and proceeds go to NVCA’s GivingTuesday campaign. Those seeking a more hands-on approach to contribute are encouraged to join the team of dedicated NVCA volunteers.

“NVCA’s inaugural GivingTuesday campaign in 2022 raised over $10,000.” continued Hevenor, “Just this year alone, over 500 volunteers donated their time. This generous support has allowed us to continue to protect and preserve our watershed. On behalf of all the staff from NVCA, I would like to thank our watershed residents for their continued generosity and support.”

For more information or to donate, please visit NVCA’s Giving Tuesday website. ​​

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About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.

Media contact: Maria Leung, Communications Coordinator 705-424-1479 ext.254,

Collecting BMI bugs
NVCA staff collecting aquatic insects in Black Ash Creek in Collingwood
Grading trails
NVCA staff maintaining an accessible trail at Tiffin Conservation Area
Exploring trees Tiffin Nature Program
Preschoolers exploring trees Tiffin Nature Program
Volunteers learning how to plant trees at a river restoration project
Volunteers learning how to plant trees at a river restoration project
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