Rain Gardens of Riverdale: A Guided Walk
Sunday, 28 September 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
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London, United Kingdom
A rain garden is a landscaped feature that replaces an area of your lawn in order to collect the stormwater (rain and melted snow) that runs off your grass, roof and driveway. This shallow depression has loose, deep soil that absorbs and naturally filters the runoff, preventing it from entering the storm drain system and, eventually, our waterways.
The Rain Gardens of Riverdale walk will take you on a 3km guided tour of seven unique and beautiful rain gardens located within the Riverdale community of Toronto!
On this free tour you will:
- Learn how rain gardens are constructed and what they look like
- Learn why you should build a rain garden
- Gain a new appreciation for environmental action in Riverdale
Start Point: The Rooster, 479 Broadview Avenue
End Point: Chester Subway Station
What to bring:
- Walking shoes
- A hat and sunscreen
- A water bottle
For a map of the walk route, click here.
If you would like to learn more about rain gardens, click here.
When & Where
The Don Watershed Regeneration Council and Toronto and Region Conservation
The Don Watershed Regeneration Council
The Don Watershed Regeneration Council (DWRC) was established by TRCA in 1995 with a mandate to implement Forty Steps to a New Don and act as a link among governments, interested citizens, and members of the general public. The Council consists of representatives from TRCA, regional and local municipalities, City of Toronto community councils, watershed residents, community groups, senior government agencies, watershed businesses, and academic institutions. This broad membership connects the Council to many other watershed partners, helping to disseminate information and encourage action by governments, businesses, and communities. The Council also publishes reports cards and progress reports to help evaluate successes and highlight priorities for further work. For interesting information on the Don Watershed, visit: http://www.discoverthedon.com/
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices. With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment, educating young people, and engaging communities, TRCA works with governments, businesses, and individuals to build a greener, cleaner healthier place to live.