Earth Week in Richmond Hill

We celebrated Earth Week this past week – well not really – many of the scheduled events such as clean ups and tree planting were delayed due to snow covering the ground. Regardless, Earth Day was still a time to reflect on the state of our natural environment and to do what we can as individuals to affect positive change toward a goal of sustainability. In this issue I have reported on a number of initiatives that we have taken in Richmond Hill toward this goal. 
 
We are blessed in Richmond Hill with many green spaces and natural areas, and as such we have a responsibility to be stewards of these spaces. We also have the obligation to be stewards of some important waterways in the GTA including the headwaters of the Don, Humber, and Rouge rivers that all begin on the Oak Ridges Moraine right here in Richmond Hill. 
 
I continue to be proud of Richmond Hill’s environmental accomplishments, but there is always more that we can do both individually and as a municipality to make the environment in which we live the best it can be.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at any time. My email address is david.west@richmondhill.ca, my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.
 
Sincerely,
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Image – Painting by On a Kingdon – this piece graces the cover of our Environment Strategy called Greening the Hill : Our Community, Our Future.