Community Visioning is at the Heart of Hungry Hollow SNAP
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.