Sierra Club Peel group is a group of concerned citizens who volunteer their time to carry out environmental campaigns and conservation projects within the Peel Region. The group's aim is to educate and empower the residents of Peel to be defenders and responsible stewards of the natural environment. The Peel group has three goals:
- To slow urban sprawl and encourage sustainable urban centres.
- To take cars and trucks off the road by providing people with innovative rapid transit systems and pathways that make Peel more bikeable and walkable.
- To protect and enhance natural areas such as the Credit Valley and Woodlands, the Greenbelt in northwest Brampton, and the Credit River, Etobicoke Creek and Humber River watersheds in Peel.
At our next Sierra Peel Group meeting guest speaker Susan Robertson of The Credit Valley Heritage Society will tell us about the proposal for a continuous trail along the Credit River from Mississauga to Caledon. There are some beautiful lengths of trail along the Credit and many people are working to connect them. According to Credit Valley Conservation, "Trails in the Credit Valley Watershed cover a wide variety of geographical features, including the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment, providing picturesque settings for a leisurely stroll or a challenging, rugged hike." The CVC website has a great page organizing maps of the trails and what to expect on them: http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/enjoy-the-outdoors/activities/trails/. Come learn more about the plans to make these trails contiguous, more accessible and enjoyable for all.... Read more »
Calling all Candidates!
The Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) Board of Directors is expanding this year. There will be 12 elected members in two categories: 6 members-at-large and a representative from each of our 5 regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia, plus one seat from the Youth Coalition.
Each year, one half of Board members are elected for a 2-year term. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
We are looking for candidates with non-profit board experience, fundraising experience, knowledge of environmental issues and time to dedicate to the governance of this influential national charity.... Read more »
SIERRA CLUB OF CANADA – PEEL REGION GROUP 2014 Calendar
Sierra Meeting Dates 2014: 2nd Tuesday each month, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, 7-9pm... Read more »
By Dan McDermott, Ontario Chapter Director
At its December meeting the City of Mississauga’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) passed on to Mississauga Council a recommendation to apply to add the City’s publicly owned Credit River and Etobicoke Creek valley lands to the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt resolution is on the Council agenda for its February 12th meeting. If successful, the Mississauga initiative will be the first addition to the Greenbelt under Ontario’s new Urban River Valley (URV) designation, enacted early last year. It will also mark the expansion of the Greenbelt into Ontario’s second most populous municipality.... Read more »