Brampton city council took a significant step towards building a Green City and implementing a Green Framework for Brampton by endorsing the Brampton Eco Park Strategy.
“Last year, Brampton joined 35 other communities in declaring a climate emergency. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050, and endorsing the Brampton Eco Park strategy is another step towards that goal. This is a great initiative for building community partnerships and stewardship to protect, support and grow Brampton’s green spaces,” said Regional Councillor Paul Vicente.
An Eco Park is an interconnected network of sustainable urban and natural/green spaces. The Brampton Eco Park Strategy characterizes the formation of Brampton Eco Park and sets out the vision, goals and actions to guide its implementation. The Strategy aims to provide unique social opportunities and build community partnerships and stewardship to protect, support and grow Brampton’s Eco Park. It is also focused on conserving, re-naturalizing and enhancing Brampton’s natural landscapes.
The majority of Brampton’s 2,500 hectares of Natural Heritage System (NHS) will form the backbone of Brampton Eco Park. From this foundation, the expansion and evolution of Brampton Eco Park will initially focus around identified hubs, where appropriate locations such as parks, NHS, streetscapes and utility corridors will be adapted into the Eco Park through the establishment of Eco Spaces. Over time, these efforts will result in a green parks network and natural reserve throughout the city.
Learn more about the Brampton Eco Park Strategy at www.brampton.ca
Photo: Centennial Park.