CRAA and some of our lead volunteers have been the recipients of various awards related to the clubs conservation and fishery work.
Conservation Award of Merit presented to CRAA from the Credit Valley Conservation Authority for our long and outstanding conservation work in the Credit River watershed.
Community Fisheries and Wildlife award presented to CRAA for our long history of working with MNR's CFWIP program.
Ontario Heritage Award presented to CRAA by Heritage Ontario for our work to protect and restore the Credit River's natural heritage
John Kendell , as the long standing president of CRAA (since 1994) has received several awards for his tens of thousands of volunteer hours to improve the Credit River and other GTA rivers.
Canadian Recreational Fisheries Award (A prestigious national award presented to only 5 individuals/clubs across Canada each year by DFO). John received the award in 2010 in Ottawa.
Conservation Award of Distinction (CVC) awarded for many years of volunteer work along the Credit River.
Mississauga Civic Award (City of Mississauga) for over 10 years of volunteer work to improve the community.
Other CRAA volunteer awards:
Conservation Award of Merit presented to David Leschied, a long standing volunteer with CRAA for his commitment to conservation from CVC.
Achievements by CRAA:
Planted 400,000 trees CRAA has been planted 400,000 trees as of 2010 by CRAA! Take a look at the before and after page on the CRAA website for more information!
$4,000,000 in cash and in kind conservation work. CRAA has done a fantastic job sourcing funds to make the Credit River a better place for fish and wildlife!
Streetsville Fish Ladder CRAA has operated the ladder since 1990 and spearheaded the construction and re-development of the Streetsville Fish Ladder in 2010. CRAA has lifted many thousands of fish through the fishway in our work.
Norval Fish Ladder -CRAA negotiated the land access with the property owner, developed the fishway designs with MNR as partners and sourced the majority of the funds for the fishway construction.
Atlantic Salmon CRAA has been a leader in Ontario at bringing back the once native and until recently extirpated Atlantic salmon to the Credit River.
Pacific salmon CRAA has worked hard to collect eggs with MNR for 15 years and to support the Lake Ontario salmon stocking program. CRAA also documented significant natural reproduction of salmon in the Credit River back in 1998.
Resident trout CRAA was the lead group fighting to reduce harvest on resident trout by implementing the no kill' in the Forks area.
Steelhead CRAA has worked very hard to improve access and natural reproduction for steelhead! The work is a long term, lifetime achievement. And it is working! Check out the fish ladder page for more information.
Education CRAA has been a leading organization to educate anglers and the public, through newsletters, our website, many chat boards, river signage and with land owners and politicians.