By CVC’s Tooba Shakeel, Coordinator, Sustainable Neighbourhoods

Georgetown residents explore Delrex-Hungry Hollow neighbourhood with Mayor Rick Mayor Rick Bonnette, Regional Councillor Jane Fogal, Councillor Ann Lawlor, Councillor Moya Johnson and Councillor Wendy Farrow-Reed.

The Hungry Hollow Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) is an exciting new project starting in Georgetown.

Over the past few months, Georgetown residents joined Credit Valley Conservation and the Town of Halton Hills to share their vision for the Hungry Hollow-Delrex neighbourhood. We have been seeking community input into the Hungry Hollow SNAP project on how to make this area more sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change

Wildlife and natural habitats in Hollow Hollow.

The Delrex neighbourhood in Georgetown is a mature, urban area cherished for its small-town setting. It connects with Hungry Hollow – a dramatic ravine area where Silver Creek flows through the deep valley connecting the neighbourhood to the Credit River. Hungry Hollow is a biodiversity hotspot with important forests and cold-water streams.

Residents share their vision of local parks during the neighbourhood walk.

On October 26, 29 residents along with members of Town Council joined project staff for a community consultation on foot. Along the walk, residents discussed the importance of mature trees along streets and in yards, protecting Silver Creek, enhancing local parks and greenspaces and accessing hidden natural gems via trails and pathways.

Residents participate in activities at the Hungry Hollow Public Open House

On November 7, close to 50 residents attended an open house with Councillors Ann Lawlor, Bob Inglis, Michael Albano, Jane Fogal and Ted Brown. Participants learned about the project neighbourhood and current sustainability issues. They worked with project staff to share what they like about their neighbourhood and what they envision for the future. Residents expressed interest in continued protection of Hungry Hollow, wanting resources to retrofit and enhance home landscapes and getting more trees planted in neighbourhood parks.

Share your vision

Residents and community groups are welcome to review the information presented at the open house and provide their input by completing the project survey.

Stay tuned about project updates and upcoming events by signing up for the project e-newsletter Hungry Hollow Neighbourhood News.

About Hungry Hollow SNAP

Hungry Hollow SNAP is CVC’s second SNAP in the Credit River Watershed. SNAP is a plan for climate action and urban renewal. This action-oriented plan will help the community become more sustainable and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Comments (3)

  1. Just wondering why this project focuses only on the north side of the ravine. Here in Georgetown South we also access Hungry Hollow trails and have properties backing onto it, so we too have an interest in the sustainability and resiliency of this part of the watershed.

    1. Hi Eleanor, thanks for your comment. It’s great to hear that you and your neighbours are interested in making Hungry Hollow more sustainable and resilient. We welcome Georgetown South residents to participate in all SNAP events, fill out the project survey and provide input to help develop the action plan. For this plan, the north side of the ravine was selected so we can develop a geographically tailored plan for one residential neighbourhood near Hungry Hollow. However, all events and initiatives hosted as part of the project are open to all Georgetown residents. The lessons learned from this plan may be used to develop other neighbourhood plans in Georgetown in the future.

  2. We have recently moved to Georgetown and have experienced both last summer and now this summer, a troubling problem. We back on the Hungry Hollow ravine and there seems to be campfires coming from the ravine that drive us indoors each weekend. I have a health problem with a dysfunctional liver. Chemicals including smoke cause me a great deal of grief.

    What can be done to investigate this problem and whom should I contact for solutions to my delema? If this issue involves supporting an organization which reaches out to the homeless, and find them a better alternative, we would be interested in helping to create a solution.

    We feel so lucky to have found a little slice of Heaven moving to Georgetown. It is so disheartening to not be able to enjoy our beautiful backyard.

    Thank you,
    Norma Thompson

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