Join neighbours and friends to green Fletchers Creek

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Credit Valley Conservation

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is holding a tree planting event at Chris Gibson Recreation Centre (125 McLaughlin Rd N, Brampton) on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Arrive at the auditorium at 9 a.m. for free coffee and pastries. Learn about the Fletchers Creek Sustainable Neighborhood Action Plan (SNAP), a project to transform the neighbourhood into a greener and healthier place to live, work, and play.

“SNAP brings neighbours and community leaders together to find sustainable solutions to local environmental issues,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Watershed Transformation & Deputy CAO of CVC. “Planting trees is an example of an action that can improve environmental conditions, build resilience to climate change, and contribute to the community’s health and wellbeing.”

The Fletchers Creek SNAP neighbourhood is a diverse, urban community with extensive natural greenspace along Fletchers Creek, a tributary of the Credit River. Recent tree cutting activity to remove ash trees damaged by emerald ash borer in Chris Gibson Park has left large pockets of the urban forest in need of restoration.

At this event, residents will be planting native trees and shrubs to restore neighbourhood tree canopy cover, improve biodiversity and add wildlife habitat. Experts and beginners alike are welcome and no experience is needed. CVC will provide shovels and gloves, but if you have your own, please bring them. Sturdy footwear and long pants are required.

Bring the whole family. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a free scooter.  Register online today at

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For over 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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Kyle Menken
Events and Communications Assistant
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 313


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