Friday November 21 – I’m Green

Today I received my prizes for being Brampton’s Greenest Resident and I have the certificate to prove it.  As the Brampton resident to submit the most actions in the Let Your Green Show contest run by the Region of Peel last summer I earned the title.


The prize is a family season pass to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) parks and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority parks (CVCA).

The TRCA parks include Albion Hills, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, and Petticoat Creek, as well as Black Creek Pioneer Village and Kortright Centre.  I have been to half of these parks.  This will give me the incentive to try the others.

The CVCA parks include Terra Cotta, Island Lake, Belfountain, Ken Whillans, Elora Cataract Trailway, Limehouse, Meadowvale, Rattray Marsh, Silver Creek and Upper Credit.  I have been to all but two of these parks.  I will have to revisit my favourites and get out to the two I have never visited.

When I had my wrist in a cast last winter I discovered that at Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville they clear a long circular path on the lake for skaters.  I had planned to visit this winter.  Now I won’t have to pay.


About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am the photographer at the Brampton Quilters' Guild.
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