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Depave Paradise in Pictures

St. Anthony Catholic School has a typical urban schoolyard. It is mostly crumbling pavement with a grove of mature trees in the middle, providing shade for the school’s 128 students. In the mid-1990s, the school actually won an “Ugliest Schoolyard”…

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Depave St. Anthony – Ottawa Citizen Coverage

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…

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From Asphalt to Oasis – A Depave Story

Removing pavement can be a daunting task, but made easy when communities come together to transform asphalt into vibrant green space! Last month, Ecology Ottawa had the pleasure of collaborating with St. Anthony School on another successful Depave Paradise project…

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Successful Depave at St. Anthony

  Huge thanks to everyone who helped make Depave Paradise 2015 a success! This Saturday, June 20th a team of more than 30 community volunteers tackled the tearing up around 900 square feet of asphalt at St. Anthony Catholic School….

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Emotional Connections to Water

The unnamed candidate had a problem. Though not against the idea of clean water—who would be?—he didn’t want to make it a priority in his election campaign. But on the day before the 2014 Ottawa municipal election, he was frantically…

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Depave Paradise 2015

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….

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Permeable Pavement & Driveways – Green Infrastructure Options

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Find out the alternatives to asphalt for your driveway and pathways. The Problem: Stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway and other hard surfaces in your yard is typically directed towards the…

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Council Watch on Seven Percent Increase in Water/Sewer Rates

By Jesse Baker The Environment Committee meeting held on February 19 primarily served as a discussion of the proposed seven percent increase in 2013 water and sewer rates. The meeting began with a presentation of the city’s proposed 2013 and…

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