Celebrate Earth Day with Green Events across Mississauga
The City of Mississauga is celebrating Earth Days 2019 from April 15th to April 27th with a series of themed events happening across the city, such as 20-Minute Makeover, E-Waste and Textiles Collection, Litter Awareness Blitz, One Million Trees Earth Day Tree Plantings and various activities across library branches.

Participate in events and help make our City more sustainable! For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/earthdays
Help keep our City Clean
As the snow thaws, we know that garbage can pile up. Rest assured, City of Mississauga crews are on clean-up duty.

Here are a few tips on how you can help before the blooms make their debut:
·       Use the waste and recycling bins provided in parks and other public spaces
·      Always pick-up after your furry friends
·      Report litter, dumping or debris using Mississauga’s online service tool or by calling
3-1-1
·      Use reusable or refillable drink containers or bring your own cup
·      Participate in a litter a clean-up

Set a good example. Don't be a LitterBug and inform others about the impacts littering can have on the environment and how they can do their part. To learn more about how you can help, visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks .
Improve the Drainage Around Your Home 
The ground around your building should slope away from your foundation. Roof downspouts should extend two metres away from the sides of a building and be angled to direct stormwater away from your foundation and your neighbour's property.
Always ensure that leaves and other debris do not block eavestroughs, downspouts, ditches or storm drain access on your property or the street. Blockages lead to water ponding and can be a cause of flooding. For more information please click here .

Rehabilitation of Erin Mill Parkway from Sheridan Park Drive to south of Highway 403
The Region of Peel will be commencing the rehabilitation of Erin Mill Parkway from Sheridan Park Drive to south of Highway 403, City of Mississauga, beginning in the first week of April.

For further information on this project and specific locations, please see this public notice , which will also be distributed to the residents.
Mississauga Wants to Honour the Amazing People in Your Life
Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga’s 2019 Civic Awards of Recognition. Until May 3, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose contributions help make Mississauga a great place to live, work and play.

Achievements are recognized in the following four categories:

·      Voluntary Community Service
·      Youth Community and Civic Engagement
·       Achievement in Sports
·       Achievement in Arts

If someone you know is an obvious fit in one of the above mentioned categories, you can nominate them at mississauga.ca/civicrecognition .
Regional Governance Review Resident Town Hall
When: Monday, April 8, 2019, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mississauga Civic Centre – Council Chamber (second floor), 300 City Centre Drive [MAP]

Who: Members of Council, Residents, City staff

Format: The resident Town Hall will feature a presentation by Mississauga’s City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, Janice Baker on Mississauga’s position, followed by moderated questions and comments from audience members. Residents will have the ability to provide feedback to Council and staff verbally, as well as through written submissions. Please refer to my recent Open Letter on the subject here .

Can’t Make the Session? Watch Online: residents, along with members of the media, can also watch live streaming on Facebook, Twitter and mississauga.ca.
Upcoming Ward 2 Community Meetings & Events
Community Safety Meeting - [Rescheduled]: April 3rd from 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Iona Catholic Secondary School, 2170 South Sheridan Way,   presentations by Peel Regional Police, City of Mississauga Security Services & Safe City, followed by Q & A  

Lorne Park Library Technology Info Session for 55+: April 12th from 1:00-4:00 pm: Y ou are invited to Lorne Park Library for a Technology Info Session for those who are 55 and older. As before Chris Bint will be presenting a lot of amazing information for us. The topic this time is: Digital Assistants (Google Home/Amazon Echo). Pros and cons of the automation devices quickly entering people's homes . Also tips and tricks and free stuff for you to use on your computer. Please register at the library, by phone 905 615-4845 or by email at sharon.bagley@mississauga.ca for this free event.

Rattray Marsh Spring Clean Up: April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Rattray Marsh - Bexhill Road Entrance: Join us and connect with nature at the Rattray Marsh Volunteer Day. Volunteers will be asked to help with trail maintenance and shoreline clean-up. Meet us at the Bexhill Road entrance. Please bring your own re-fillable water bottle. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Long-sleeved shirts, pants and insect repellent are recommended to protect legs from scratches and insect bites. For volunteers under 18 please bring a signed copy of our  volunteer waiver Contact: Lindsey Jennings at 905-670-1615 or   Lindsey.jennings@cvc.ca . For more information click here . Register Online here.

Park Royal Community Association Earth Day Clean Up event: April 27 th from 9:00 am - 11:00am. The group will be meeting at the Park Royal Plaza sign located at 2425 Truscott Drive. For more information please click here .
 
Hillcrest Ratepayers Association Earth Day Clean-up event "Clean Up the Crest": April 27th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Hillcrest Middle School, 1530 Springwell Ave, (meet at front doors). For more information please contact: info@hillcrestratepayersassociation.ca

Public Meeting for Development Application at 1137 & 1141 Clarkson Road: April 29th at 1:30 pm - Civic Centre Council Chambers, 300 City Centre Drive: Planning and Development staff will present the Recommendation Report regarding OPA/rezoning applications to permit 2 detached homes on Hollow Oak Terrace and additional commercial and office uses within the existing heritage dwelling (Clarkson Paisley House)

Ward 2 Community Fun Day with Free Swim: May 11th from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Clarkson Community Centre: Fun activities for all ages, magician, face painting, information booths and much much more.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above mentioned Community Meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me at karen.ras@mississauga.ca or call
905-896-5200.