Credit Valley Conservation is excited to announce the launch of our Neighbourhood Guides for the Fletchers Creek and Hungry Hollow Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plans (SNAPs)!
Natural assets provide us with many life-sustaining benefits, called ecosystem services, and build resilience to climate change in our communities. These assets are shared resources that we all depend on for health and wellbeing, including forests, wetlands, aquifers and open spaces.
Our Neighbourhood Guides feature a neighbourhood map of local natural assets, community amenities, and stewardship projects in each of CVC’s SNAP neighbourhoods in Brampton and Halton Hills. Thanks to funding from the Greenbelt Foundation, printed versions of the Guides were mailed to all residents and businesses in the SNAPs.
A Cause for Celebration
We celebrated the release of the Fletchers Creek SNAP Neighbourhood Guide with Neighbourhood Nature, a series of online community presentations in June that provided Fletchers Creek SNAP residents with an opportunity to come together and share their experiences. Participants learned about new ways to celebrate, engage and connect with nature in their neighbourhood for their mental and physical wellbeing. The event gave Fletchers Creek SNAP residents a chance to win one of several gift cards supporting local businesses. As well as interesting facts like how in the Region of Peel the number of extreme heat days (30 °C or hotter) is expected to double between 2041 and 2070 and triple between 2081 and 2100. Learn more by checking out the
Residents shared their favourite recent memories of nature:
“I enjoy taking walks on our local trails and paths alone or with family and friends to get fresh air and appreciate our nature.” – Jalen
“Plants are popping out every day and we are amazed by the colours and variety.” – Nilakshi
We also launched the Hungry Hollow SNAP Neighbourhood Guide with the “Nature in Your Neighbourhood” contest inviting local residents to take photos of natural assets in the Hungry Hollow SNAP neighbourhood. Participants entered into a draw to win one of several gift cards supporting local businesses in Georgetown.
Exploring Natural Assets in Your Neighbourhood
Use a copy of the Neighbourhood Guides and explore your local parks, trails, urban forests, wildlife and even gardens in Fletchers Creek SNAP and Hungry Hollow SNAP. You can download digital copies of the guides: Fletchers Creek SNAP and Hungry Hollow SNAP
Share photos of your local nature adventures with us, using the hashtags #FletchersSNAP and #HungryHollowSNAP on social media.
CVC and our partners will be hosting many more exciting events in the months ahead in both the Fletchers Creek and Hungry Hollow SNAP neighbourhoods. To stay up to date on the latest news and events, subscribe to our Fletchers Creek SNAP newsletter and Hungry Hollow SNAP newsletter.
By CVC’s LJ Prabaharan, Program Assistant, Sustainable Neighbourhoods