In 2009, The Sierra Club helped champion the zoning of the Streetsville portion of the Credit River watershed as Greenbelt by the City of Mississauga.
Under continual erosive pressure from sprawling development, Ontario’s Greenbelt receives a boost from the Sierra Club, an organization which has stepped in to inform and help residents stand up and defend the Greenbelt.
Though primarily rural, the Greenbelt is neighbour to vibrant urban communities who value it deeply and want to protect this gem. Using resources such as a Greenbelt tool-kit, presentations, and public meetings, this campaign informs residents in urban communities adjacent to the Greenbelt about land use decision-making and the important role they can play in fostering effective municipal implementation of the Greenbelt Plan. Community groups, such as residents associations, church groups and conservation organizations, along with their municipal leaders, are encouraged to become defenders of the Greenbelt.