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Georgetown residents: share your vision for a sustainable neighbourhood

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by Credit Valley Conservation

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Town of Halton Hills are seeking community input into an exciting new project, the Hungry Hollow Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP). Residents of Hungry Hollow – Delrex neighbourhood are encouraged to share their vision on how to make this area greener and more resilient to the impacts to climate change at letstalkhaltonhills.ca.

SNAP is an action-oriented plan that will help the community become greener and more environmentally sustainable.

“We want to hear from the local community to find action-oriented solutions to priority neighbourhood issues,” said Tooba Shakeel, Sustainable Neighbourhood Coordinator at CVC. “This is a plan for the community. We want local residents to tell us what they like about their neighbourhood and what they envision for the future.”

Residents and local community groups have been providing their input at a series of events. In October CVC hosted a neighbourhood walk where neighbours participated in a community consultation on foot with Mayor Rick Bonnette, Regional Councillor Jane Fogal, and Councillors Ann Lawlor, Moya Johnson and Wendy Farrow-Reed. On November 7, over 50 residents attended an open house where they learned about the project and local environmental issues. Residents shared their vision for sustainable neighbourhood with project staff and Regional Councillor Jane Fogal, Councillors Ann Lawlor, Bob Inglis, Michael Albano and Ted Brown.

Residents and local community organizations can learn more about the project by viewing the panels displayed at Hungry Hollow SNAP Open House and provide their feedback through an online survey until December 13, 2019. Visit letstalkhaltonhills.ca to fill out the survey.

About Hungry Hollow SNAP

Hungry Hollow SNAP is CVC’s second SNAP in the Credit River Watershed. The Delrex neighbourhood in Georgetown is a mature, urban area cherished for its small-town setting. It connects with Hungry Hollow – a largely undeveloped, publicly-owned ravine valued for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Silver Creek flows through the deep valley connecting the neighbourhood to the Credit River. Hungry Hollow contains important forest habitat and cold-water streams that support a high diversity of wildlife. Learn more at cvc.ca/hhsnap.

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. Our watershed is defined by the area of land 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. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Photo: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/med_HHSNAP-2019-Walk-n-Talk_20191026-12-edit.jpg
Georgetown residents explore Delrex-Hungry Hollow neighbourhood with Mayor Rick Mayor Rick Bonnette, Regional Councillor Jane Fogal, Councillor Ann Lawlor, Councillor Moya Johnson and Councillor Wendy Farrow-Reed

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