Planting Trees to Celebrate Fletchers Creek SNAP Launch
Saturday, October 5, 2019 by Credit Valley Conservation
Category: Press Release
October 5, 2019 – Today Credit Valley Conservation and the City of Brampton celebrated the official launch of the Fletchers Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) – a local plan for climate action and urban renewal.
The Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan for Brampton’s Fletchers Creek Neighbourhood was developed by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), City of Brampton and Region of Peel in collaboration with local residents and leaders. This action-oriented plan advances Brampton 2040 Vision: Living the Mosaic and Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan. SNAP Fletchers Creek considers planning at a neighbourhood scale while helping the community become more environmentally sustainable and resilient to climate change. The plan was endorsed by Brampton City Council and CVC Board of Directors in 2019. It’s Brampton’s second SNAP and the first of its kind in the Credit River Watershed.
Residents and partners helped marked the occasion with a neighbourhood tree planting to grow the urban forest and beautify the Fletcher’s Creek neighbourhood. CVC’s Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer and Brampton Councillors Rowena Santos, Wards 1 and 5, Councillor Paul Vicente, Wards 1 and 5 attended.
“The Fletchers Creek SNAP is a plan for environmental action and urban renewal in Brampton,” said Deborah Martin Downs, Chief Administrative Officer at Credit Valley Conservation. “We’re responding to local environmental challenges in collaboration with our municipal partners at the City of Brampton and Region of Peel, and with members of this community. Together we’re growing the urban forest and making Fletcher’s Creek greener, cleaner and more resilient to climate change.”
“The action plan was made by the community for the community. Over 1,000 individuals and groups shared their ideas that are incorporated into the action plan,” said Andrew Kett, Senior Manager, Education and Outreach at Credit Valley Conservation. “Residents and youth have already helped clean up litter from Fletchers Creek and together have planted hundreds of trees in their yards and Chris Gibson Park. It’s exciting to see so many familiar faces celebrating the Fletchers Creek SNAP launch and taking action by planting trees today.”
Learn more at cvc.ca/snap.
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.
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