In Dundas, flooding is more than a headline. It’s prompting action. And Green Venture wants people to see the results.
The environmental non-profit is teaming up with local cycling groups to host a bike tour showcasing half a dozen green infrastructure projects in the valley town, including the Depave Paradise garden at Yorkview Elementary School which replaces pavement with gardens.
Tour participants will learn how the projects use nature-mimicking strategies, such as rain gardens, permeable pavers, rain barrels, trees and naturalized plantings, to increase resilience to flooding and decrease the impact of storm water runoff. A followup workshop will invite community members to identify future green infrastructure projects for Dundas.
The tour and workshop are funded by HCF’s Dougher Community Fund, which supports and enhances programs and services in Dundas.
Excerpt from 2019 Fall Legacy newsletter