About Fletchers Creek SNAP Community

Fletchers Creek SNAP

Fletchers Creek SNAP community is located in central west Brampton within the Credit River Watershed.

This mature neighbourhood is home to nearly 8,800 people living near Fletchers Creek.  Residential areas, schools, and commercial and industrial blocks are connected by a network of natural areas, parks and trails.

ABOUT THE PLAN

Fletchers Creek SNAP is a plan to help residents, businesses, schools, and community leaders work together to protect the environment and prepare for a changing climate. It describes the shared vision and priority actions for neighbourhood sustainability. It provides an integrated framework for measuring progress and sharing success.

The plan responds directly to environmental challenges and proposes solutions to enhance the urban forest, manage stormwater, and build a sense of community in this older, urban neighbourhood in Brampton. We engaged the local community and stakeholders in action planning that resulted in a plan that not only supports important environmental objectives but also meets local needs.

Gardening, cleanliness, beautification, nature and wildlife, family and community themes figured prominently in community conversations and inspired the vision for a green neighbourhood with beautiful, healthy spaces and caring neighbours. The plan celebrates Fletchers Creek as a place of pride where people are invested in healthy living and long-term environmental sustainability.

Twenty-seven recommended actions center around public realm enhancements, stewardship on private land, and community initiatives supporting five key outcomes:

  • living parks and nature
  • green streets
  • strong schools
  • resilient homes and businesses
  • active people

The most strategic actions are prioritized for short term implementation. Tree planting, sustainable home landscaping, and community engagement will protect and support natural features, connect people with nature, and renew and improve the neighbourhood for present and future generations. Several early action projects, such as a school rain garden and a roadside bioswales are already underway and will result in significant environmental and social benefits. As actions are implemented in the neighbourhood, the associated benefits will be measured.

The plan implementation  has already begun and will continue in collaboration with  the City of Brampton, Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and external partners and with the long-term support of the local community. Fletchers Creek SNAP is the first step towards a more sustainable and resilient neighbourhood. With action comes countless environmental and social benefits for years to come.

The full plan is available below.

Fletchers Creek SNAP Final Report

Fletchers Creek SNAP Background Report

Map of the Fletchers Creek SNAP

Project Partners

SNAP Partners

 

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