September 7, 2022 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is launching its first Climate Readiness Week in partnership with the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton. From September 17 to 24, residents in the Fletchers Creek SNAP and Community Tree Project neighbourhoods are invited to attend events to learn about actions they can take in their yards to prepare for climate change and protect Fletcher’s Creek.
“Climate change is expected to bring heavier and more frequent rainstorms, which can cause flooding and damage, and also affect the health of Fletcher’s Creek,” says Melanie Kramer, Senior Coordinator, Sustainable Home Landscapes at CVC. “But there are several actions homeowners can take in their yards that can better prepare them for climate change and also protect the creek.”
The week kicks off on Saturday, September 17 at Chris Gibson Park with a community tree planting event and walking tour of Fletcher’s Creek. Staff from the Region of Peel and City of Brampton will also be present at many of the events to speak with homeowners about climate change in their neighbourhood and what programs are available to help them.
Climate Change Readiness Week Events
Eligible residents will be able to request a free native tree or shrub that CVC’s home planting team will deliver and help plant. There are also great prizes to be won at each event to help homeowners get started with their rain-ready projects. See the contest rules at cvc.ca/contestrules.
All the events are free and residents can sign up for one or more events. To learn more and register, visit cvc.ca/climate-readiness.
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