Sept 28, 2016 – Approximately 50 neighbours joined conservation experts from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel at Chris Gibson Recreation Centre on Saturday Sept 24. They gathered to learn about a sustainable neighbourhood project, where neighbours and community leaders will work with local agencies to improve environmental conditions and build resilience to climate change in their own neighbourhood.

The event marked the beginning of a sustainable neighbourhood action plan (SNAP) for the area surrounding Chris Gibson Recreation Centre. Neighbours enjoyed a glorious fall day with pancakes, environmental exhibits, children’s activities and a guided nature walk along Fletchers Creek. Regional Councillor Elaine Moore welcomed residents to the event.

According to CVC Program Coordinator Karen Bannister, “Fletchers Creek is the backbone of this neighbourhood, and it’s an urban waterway with challenges. Neighbours can take action in their own homes and yards to improve the condition of Fletchers Creek and make their community a healthier place to live and work.”

The project is modelled after the successful County Court SNAP underway in south Brampton. It will involve local residents and community leaders in coordinated environmental actions in the area bordered by Queen St W on the south, Williams Parkway on the north, Grange Dr on the west, and McMurchy Ave N on the east.

The project is currently in the planning phase. CVC is gathering information on residents’ awareness of environmental issues and sustainable actions. With continued neighbourhood and agency input, a sustainable neighbourhood action plan will be developed next year, with implementation beginning in 2018.

Photos:

www.creditvalleyca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/160924-Nias-vision-Fletchers-Brampton-SNAP.jpg   Nia Boston-Nacua poses with her vision for a sustainable neighbourhood at Chris Gibson Community Centre in Brampton on Saturday, Sept 24. She was attending an event to mark the beginning of a sustainable neighbourhood action plan (SNAP) for the area surrounding the centre.

www.creditvalleyca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/160924-residents-enjoying-tour-of-Fletchers-Creek-Brampton.jpg   Approximately 50 residents enjoyed a guided nature walk along Fletchers Creek at Chris Gibson Community Centre on Saturday, Sept 24, hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). The event marked the beginning of a sustainable neighbourhood action plan (SNAP) for the area surrounding the centre.

www.creditvalleyca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/160924-residents-enjoying-tour-of-Fletchers-Creek2-Brampton.jpg   Residents in the neighbourhood near Chris Gibson Community Centre in Brampton discuss native tree species last Saturday, Sept 24 with Sara Maedel of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Their guided tour was part of an event marking the beginning of a sustainable neighbourhood action plan (SNAP) for the area surrounding the recreation centre.

About Credit Valley Conservation
Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Media Contact
Maureen Pogue
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 242
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