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Milton New Communities Environmental Club holding Open House this Saturday, November 2

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The Natural Connections Program, a joint initiative between Conservation Halton and FutureWatch EDEP, invites you to attend a New Communities Environmental Clubs Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open house is being held at the Milton Sports Centre, Room 2, 605 Santa Maria Blvd.

Come and join us to learn more about the Milton New Communities Environmental Club and how you can get involved. Club membership is free and open to everyone from the Milton Area. Those joining the Milton New Communities Environmental Club can:

  • Meet like-minded people from all over the world and make something happen in their own community – environment, science, climate change, governance, recreation, community engagement, and so much more
  • Help plan and execute improvements to neighbourhood green spaces and our local environment
  • Learn about, and visit Conservation Halton parks, and explore recreation, volunteer, and education opportunities
  • Attend free public lectures and events
  • Receive Green Community Animation Training, and enroll in the New Canadian Stewardship Course

“The New Communities Environmental Club is an opportunity for newcomers to Milton to meet like-minded people and get involved in environmental stewardship within their community,” said Hassaan Basit, Director of Communications Services for Conservation Halton. “The club’s intent is to build awareness of local conservation, volunteer, and recreation programs, and create a forum to share knowledge among Milton’s diverse residents.”

“We have been pleased to see the growth of the first New Communities Environmental Club we assisted to launch in Oakville just over a year ago,” added Eduardo Garay, Senior Advisor of FutureWatch EDEP. “The members have been very active and the club is working towards sustainability.”

Lunch will be provided at the Milton Open House on Saturday, November 2. For more information, please send an e-mail to Anelia Tichkova, at Natural Connections. This Open House is part of the Natural Connections program.

About Natural Connections

Natural Connections ( is a collaborative outreach and engagement initiative between Conservation Halton ( and FutureWatch EDEP ( aimed at connecting new communities in Halton to their precious natural surroundings. These connections serve as starting points to discuss social integration and local environmental issues, programs, services and opportunities.

This initiative is designed to engage residents through a social, two-way dialogue that focuses as much on introducing residents to local conservation and recreation programs as it does on learning from their diverse perspectives on the environment. Natural Connections is a multi-faceted project with several programs that span over the Halton watershed. Natural Connections is supported by a financial grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.