EnviroFest In Richmond Hill

Bringing people together to build our community, and a working towards a clean and healthy environment have been two things that I believe are important in Richmond Hill. It is for this reason that I will be hosting an event that celebrates our local Richmond Hill environment by bringing people together to learn more about how we can all work together toward a green and sustainable natural environment. On October 5th at the Mill Pond Park I will be hosting the first annual EnviroFest (complete information can be found below). 
At the EnviroFest there will be activities for young and old to enjoy and plenty of opportunities to learn about what both our municipality and individuals and groups are doing to care for our environment.
There will also be a number of businesses in attendance that promote environmentally focussed products and services. These experts will be there to speak to residents about these products and how they can help create a cleaner environment for us all.
Today across our country, municipalities like Richmond Hill are facing some daunting and complex challenges around climate change, waste disposal and single use plastics to name but a few issues. I believe we need strong leadership from governments at all levels to effectively tackle these problems. There are also many actions that we we can all take individually to effect positive change. There is also no doubt in my mind that information related to what is already being done and what still needs to be done in our community is a key to success. The EnviroFest is designed to help to bring our community together to work toward this goal. 
I hope that you can join us for a fun and educational afternoon. I look forward to seeing you there.
Additionally, in this e newsletter there is information about two important development related issues currently taking place in Richmond Hill. A public Open House will be hosted regarding future plans for the The Downtown Local Centre Plans (near Highway 7 and Yonge St.), and a bylaw update will be the subject of a Council Public meeting in the coming days. More information related to both of these issues is contained below. Finally, news about some work that has just been completed on the newly acquired parkland at 71 Regent St., as well as information about future rehabilitation work being proposed to the Twickenham Storm Ponds is included below. 
As always I welcome your questions, comments and feedback about any information contained in this e newsletter.
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Cell 416-346-3090
Office 905-771-2480
Banner Photo -Dancing to the great sounds of the Bee Gees Tribute Band – what a way to end the Summer Concerts in the Park Series at Mill Pond Park.  Photo courtesy of Chris Robart.