By CVC’s Tooba Shakeel, Program Coordinator, Sustainable Neighbourhoods
How do you celebrate the official launch of the Fletchers Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP)? You celebrate with a community tree planting of course!
On Saturday October 5, local residents and partners marked the occasion by planting 200 native trees and shrubs at a community tree planting event. The trees replace those impacted by an invasive insect, the Emerald Ash Borer and severe storms. Together we’re growing the urban forest and beautifying Brampton’s Fletchers Creek neighbourhood.
CVC’s Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer and Brampton Councillors Rowena Santos, Wards 1 and 5 and Paul Vicente, Wards 1 and 5 plant a tree.
The Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan for Brampton’s Fletchers Creek Neighbourhood is a local plan for climate action and urban renewal. It was developed by CVC, City of Brampton and Region of Peel in collaboration with local residents and leaders. Over 1,000 individuals and groups shared their ideas for a cleaner, greener and healthier neighbourhood. Click here to read the full plan.
This action-oriented plan advances Brampton 2040 Vision: Living the Mosaic and Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan. The plan was endorsed by Brampton City Council and CVC Board of Directors in 2019. It’s Brampton’s second SNAP and the first of its kind in the Credit River Watershed.
Great work has already begun. Residents and youth helped clean up over 120 bags full of litter from Fletchers Creek and together have planted over 500 trees and shrubs in their own yards and at Chris Gibson Park. Glendale Public School, a local school, has transformed as unused sports field into a rain garden – CVC’s largest low-impact development project to-date!
Local residents plant a native tree in their yard with the help of CVC staff.
This is a plan by the community for the community. As the plan moves to action, more exciting neighbourhood activities will take place. This work is dependent on local residents, schools, businesses and community groups continuing to work together. to learn how you or your group can get involved. Residents in the Fletchers Creek SNAP are encouraged to sign up for Fletchers Creek Neighbourhood News to stay up to date about activities and events in the neighbourhood.
Learn more at cvc.ca/snap.