|MISSION||To protect, preserve and enhance the natural, agricultural and historic resources of Essa by linking people and communities through involvement in the planning, promotion and celebration of healthy active lifestyles with a focus on the Nottawasaga River and associated tributaries, access to local food, active transportation, safety, community revitalization, and environmental, agricultural and community sustainability. |
|GOALS||Build Active Transportation and Recreation Opportunities||Strengthen Local Food System||Protect, Preserve & Enhance Nature: Air Water & Soil||Celebrate History||Strengthen Local Economy|
Plan an inter-connected trail system;
Promote infrastructure that supports pedestrian movement and cycling;
Create a strategy for use of waterways;
Develop parks and supportive amenities;
Promote enjoyment of the natural environment.
Assess and develop policies that protect and preserve the agricultural resource base;
Promote agriculture through education and celebrations;
Promote eating local.
Assess and develop policies that protect and preserve the natural resource base for environmental sustainability;
Clean and restore waterways;
Develop links to preserve natural heritage;
Plant trees to encourage natural habitats to flourish
Develop an inventory of historical assets;
Raise historical awareness;
Develop a strategy to incorporate significant historical assets into recreational and tourism opportunities;
Preserve our history.
Establish partnerships to support the implementation of healthy living initiatives;
Create Essa as a destination by promoting the natural, agricultural and historical assets.