Your new home is situated adjacent to the Medway Creek Valley, which has been set aside as an Environmentally Sensitive Area in order to protect significant biological resources. This area is home to a wonderfully diverse ecosystem that contributes to the Thames Valley watershed and the greater bioregion of Southern Ontario. Living next to this natural area provides a marvelous educational opportunity for individuals, families and the community to better understand and appreciate our natural heritage. With this opportunity comes a responsibility to learn how to manage your daily activities in a way that protects and enhances the sensitive function of the Valley.

A key environmental objective of the Neighbourhoods of Sunningdale, and the purpose of this guide, is to assist you in learning about the significance and complexity of the natural features surrounding your new home. We encourage you to learn more about your community’s ecosystem and take advantage of this opportunity to practice a lifestyle that respects this special place.