Credit River Recognised with New Permanent Sign in MississaugaPublished on July 13, 2021
Credit River Recognised with New Permanent Sign in Mississauga
, Natalia Kusendova, MPP for Mississauga Centre, joined Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Edward McDonnell, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation, Tom Adams, Vice-Chair of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Norm Sterling, Chair of the Greenbelt Council, and several parliamentary colleagues to unveil a new sign recognising the Credit River as a protected urban river valley within the Greenbelt.
The Credit River is one of 21 urban river valleys that connect the Greenbelt to the Great Lakes, inland lakes and areas beyond. These are the valleys of rivers that pass through cities or towns and act as urban gateways to the Greenbelt.
“It is a privilege that Mississauga is not only home to vibrant urban spaces, but also to beautiful green spaces for all residents to enjoy and explore,” said MPP Natalia Kusendova. “Our government understands the importance of the Greenbelt in ensuring natural spaces can be enjoyed for generations to come, and I am thrilled that the Credit River will now enjoy these very protections.”
The government of Ontario is in the process of undertaking what could be the largest expansion of the Greenbelt since its creation in 2005. The Greenbelt protects environmental, groundwater, and agricultural resources.
“The Ford government understand that there needs to be a balanced approach to managing growth while protecting the natural environment for future generations,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That is why we are adding urban river valleys to the Greenbelt and also enhancing and protecting two acres of land for every single acre where a Minister’s Zoning Order has or will be issued.”
The consultation process, which received over 5,500 submissions, saw overwhelming support for adding urban river valleys and the Paris Galt Moraine to the Greenbelt.