TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley announced on Wednesday night a donation of $265,000 to Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) for the securement of the Capstone Property, part of Credit Valley Conservation’s land securement campaign.
The Capstone Property, a 44-acre parcel adjacent to TPC Toronto, will provide public access to Charles Sauriol Conservation Area while securing the optimum route of the Credit Valley Trail and protecting critical brook trout habitat.
The presentation was made by TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley President Chris Humeniuk during the Caledon Community Council Golf Tournament.
“Credit Valley Conservation’s efforts to secure and protect this critical property and enable access to this beautiful part of Caledon have been inspiring. We are thrilled to help complete this campaign and look forward to seeing people connect with this wonderful area right in our backyard,” said Humeniuk.
Partially forested with the Credit River meandering through, the Capstone property includes stunning cedar forests and incredible biodiversity, along with critical Brook Trout habitat. The property is the inaugural land securement initiative for the Credit Valley Trail, a 100-kilometre continuous, connected river valley trail from the headwaters in Orangeville through Caledon, Halton Hills, Brampton to the shore of Lake Ontario in Mississauga.
“CVCF is so grateful for TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley and the Humeniuk family for their support of our land securement initiatives,” said Terri LeRoux, CVCF Executive Director. “When the local community rallies to support these critical conservation initiatives, everybody wins. This generous gift for the Capstone will have a lasting impact on the Credit River watershed and its communities for generations to come.”
“This is a generous and welcome gift from TPC Toronto Osprey Valley and the Humeniuk family,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “This donation will help secure a major addition to our natural and environmental heritage in Caledon. On behalf of Council and the community, we express our deepest thanks for this amazing contribution.”
The $265,000 represents a donation of $250,000 from TPC Toronto to go along with a $15,000 contribution of proceeds from the 2019 Osprey Valley Open.
Learn more about the Capstone campaign here.
Photo (left to right): Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, Region of Peel Chair Nando Iannicca, Caledon Councillor and CVC Foundation Trustee Johanna Downey, CVC CAO Deborah Martin-Downs, TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley President Chris Humeniuk, CVCF Vice-Chair Ed Arundell.