Depave Paradise is back!
Last year, we removed more than 100 square meters of asphalt from the Kitchissippi Church parking lot.
This year, with the help of the community, we’re going to do the same for St. Anthony Catholic School.
Depave Paradise addresses the proliferation of hard surfaces in modern urban environments through the primal act of ripping up unused pavement and replacing it with soil and vegetation. Volunteers “liberate the soil,” using hand tools to pry up the pavement. Native plants, bushes and trees are then planted to act as filters and sponges for polluted stormwater runoff. The events attract media and political attention, and raise awareness of the issues surrounding the urban water cycle, while making measurable environmental impacts, reducing runoff and contamination and increasing green space.
June 20th is depaving day – food, friends, activities and a handful of pry bars is all we need to have a good time and make Ottawa just that much greener.
If you’d like to get involved please see our volunteer sign-up page.
WHERE: St. Anthony Catholic School, 391 Booth St.
WHEN: 10am-5pm, Saturday, June 20th
For more information please contact:
Stu Campana, Ecology Ottawa Water Project Manager