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Eclipse & Garden Clean Up

The Halton Environmental Network is hosting a Volunteer Garden Clean-up on Monday April 8th from 2pm to 4pm.

For the first time in decades, we will be experiencing a total solar eclipse on Monday April 8th! One of our community gardens is located in the path of totality at St. Christopher’s Church in Burlington.

The HEN team will be celebrating the day with a garden clean-up that begins around 2:00pm and ends in viewing the total eclipse around 3:15pm to 3:20pm. Please email volunteer@haltonenvironment.ca if you are interested in being involved!

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As a community, we have the responsibility to honour, care for and respect all the Creation gives to provide us with life. This includes the land, water, air, fire, animals, plants and our ancestors.

The Anishinabek Peoples have utilized this land for millennia and we would like to acknowledge their direct descendants, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the rightful caretakers and titleholders of this land upon which we live, work and conduct ourselves. We acknowledge our treaty relationship and responsibilities to both the land and these original peoples.

We also recognize that this land is rich in pre-contact history and customs, which includes the Anishinabek and Haudenosaunee and since European contact, has and continues to become home for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. And it is in the spirit and intent of the Dish With One Spoon, wampum agreement whereby we will collectively care for and respect the land, water, animals and each other in the interests of peace and friendship and for the benefit of not only ourselves but of our future descendants.  

The HEN Office resides on Treaty 22, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. For more information on Treaty 22 go to: http://mncfn.ca/treaty2223/

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The Halton Environmental Network is a proud member of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) and has signed their Charter to foster an inclusive Halton community. For more information on HEDR and the Charter please use this link: bit.ly/HEDRCharter

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