October 29, 2021 – On Saturday, October 23, 2021, over 30 Brampton residents and local political representatives joined Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) at Chris Gibson Park for the Community Tree Project Celebration Planting and planted 200 trees.
“It’s wonderful to see residents coming together and taking action to make our communities greener, cleaner and climate change resilient,” said Jeff Payne, Deputy CAO and Director of Corporate Services at CVC. “Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, we’re able to host educational events and plant trees that provide important cooling shade in Brampton neighbourhoods.”
Increasing tree cover is one of the most cost-effective solutions to addressing extreme heat in our communities. Trees can help reduce the number of extreme heat days by creating shade and reducing local air temperatures. It is projected that climate change will increase the number of extreme heat days (30° Celsius or hotter) in Brampton. Through the Community Tree Project, CVC is working with residents, landowners and institutions and has planted almost 3,000 trees and hosted eight virtual and in-person events since the project launched in April.
About the Community Tree Project
The Community Tree Project is a community-based tree planting and climate change awareness-building initiative for select neighbourhoods in Brampton. CVC received over $430,000 from the Government of Canada and the project is delivered with support from the City of Brampton. The project also supports the Peel Climate Change Partnership to drive local climate action and enable communities within the Region of Peel to become low carbon and resilient.
For more information, visit our project webpage: cvc.ca/CommunityTreeProject
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
Photo: Brampton politicians come together to celebrate Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Community Tree Project in Chris Gibson Park on Saturday, October 26, 2021. From left to right: Jeff Payne, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Corporate Services; MP Kamal Khera – Brampton West; Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, Brampton Wards 1 & 5, MP Sonia Sidhu – Brampton South and Regional Councillor Paul Vicente, Brampton Wards 1 & 5.
Photo: Brampton residents plant 200 trees in Chris Gibson Park on Saturday, October 23, 2021 to commemorate the success of Credit Valley Conservation’s Community Tree Project.
Nicole Di Cintio
Associate, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-2206 ext. 205