Climate Change is Here
Are you ready for climate change? Climate change is happening in your neighbourhood. Learn how climate change may affect your property and how you can prepare.
Join your friends, family and neighbours in the Fletchers Creek SNAP and Community Tree Project neighbourhoods for a series of in-person and virtual events during Climate Readiness Week September 17 to 24.
Climate Readiness Week Kick-off Events
Join us at Chris Gibson Park for a full morning of activities to kick off the start of climate readiness week.
Climate Readiness Week Community Tree Planting
Sat., Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Help make the Fletchers Creek SNAP neighbourhood more sustainable and ready for a changing climate. Together we will plant native trees and shrubs to help fight climate change by storing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They cool your neighbourhood on hot summer days, create habitat for local wildlife and add beauty to your community.
Fletchers Creek Walking Tour
Sat., Sept. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn how Fletchers Creek benefits your neighbourhood and how climate change and your yard can affect creek health. Experts from the City of Brampton and Credit Valley Conservation will share observations on the natural and constructed features of the creek. Learn what actions you can take in your own backyard to protect the creek and your community.
During the kick-off events you’ll also have the opportunity to see an emergency kit demonstration and chat with City of Brampton and Region of Peel staff about climate change in your neighbourhood.
Climate Readiness Week Events
Climate Change in Your Neighbourhood (Webinar)
Tues., Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m.
Join experts from CVC and the City of Brampton to learn about how climate change is affecting the Credit River Watershed and your neighbourhood. Find out how the City is responding to the climate crisis and what programs are available to help residents prepare.
Landscaping for Rain Workshop
Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Climate change is expected to cause more intense rainstorms. Learn how attractive rain-ready native plant gardens can help manage rainwater on your property and keep your yard looking beautiful rain or shine. Come early to see an emergency kit demonstration and speak with staff from the Region of Peel about climate change. Receive a free copy of our rain-ready landscapes plant list.
Rain Garden Tour
Sat., Sept. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us for a walking tour of the rain garden at Our Lady of Fatima. Learn how rain-ready landscapes and attractive native plant gardens can help manage rainwater, enhance your property and contribute to a cleaner Fletchers Creek. Discover other ways of managing rainwater on your property at our downspout disconnection and rain barrel installation demonstration.
Climate Readiness Week is a part of the Fletchers Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) and Community Tree Project.
Credit Valley Conservation and our partners presents climate Readiness Week.
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