Depave Paradise has completed the final stage of the St. Anthony schoolyard project!
With the help of many dedicated volunteers, we tore up 100 square metres of asphalt from the schoolyard and planted native plants. This action was taken to provide greenspace for the children, reduce the amount of heat reflected from the hard pavement surfaces, and to reduce the amount of flooding and stormwater running into our sewer system.
On Tuesday, the students of St. Anthony each planted one of 150 native plants and flowers in the ground. By the spring, those blue violets, thyme and mint beds will be looking great.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Depave project!
The Ottawa Citizen has a great video from the event: