École Marie Curie – Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Elgin Street Public School – Sunday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ottawa, ON: Join EnviroCentre and students from two Ottawa Public Schools as they remove a total of 125 square metres of asphalt by hand and replace it with gardens and natural play areas. École Marie Curie and Elgin Public School are creating new green spaces that will promote biodiversity, absorb water run-off, and extend learning beyond the classroom. The asphalt removal is taking place on June 1 and 2, and the garden installation will take place on June 15 and 16.
These activities are part of Depave Paradise, a project of Green Communities Canada with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
EnviroCentre’s mission is to help communities, organizations, and businesses reduce their environmental impact in practical and lasting ways. Depaving is a wonderful way to engage local communities in projects that bring environmental benefits to their public spaces. The benefits of depaving include decreasing the urban heat island effect, decreasing the runoff of stormwater, and improving the city’s biodiversity by planting native plant species.
École Marie Curie, 837 Quinlan Road
Depaving: Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Planting: Saturday, June 15 from from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Activities: Approximately 90m2 of asphalt will be removed by hand and replaced with gardens, trees, a pathway, and seating.
Local support of this project provided by: Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, TD Friends of the Environment, Cooper Equipment Rentals, Ottawa Tool Library.
Elgin Street Public School, 310 Elgin Street
Depaving: Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Planting: Sunday, June 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Activities: Approximately 35m2 of asphalt will be removed by hand and replaced with a garden.
Local support of this project provided by: the City of Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Cooper Equipment Rentals, Ottawa Tool Library, and Bradley Construction.
For more information, please contact Mandy Wilson, Events and Grants Coordinator, EnviroCentre.
613-656-0100 ext. 129