Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Spring Workshop

Bring Back the Don Flyer (click to expand)

In our continuing quest to educate the public about wet weather flow, we are holding a couple of workshops this spring. The first workshop is something of a gamble in that we are holding it outside of our normal operations area of the Lower Don. This one will be in Earl Bales Park at Bathurst and Sheppard. This park was a former golf course but has been returned to the public as a large urban park. It is situated on the west branch of the Don River so it is still within our watershed of responsibility.

Basically the message we are trying to get across is that home owners can make simple changes to their properties to retain rainwater where it falls. Most of the city now diverts it directly into the storm sewers where it quickly ends up in the river as a flood of polluted water. If enough houses make changes, then this could have a significant effect on the river.

This is a bit of a quixotic quest but we will have fun trying anyway. So if you happen to live in the neighbourhood, come out to our planting on Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 AM followed by our workshop at 1 PM. A light lunch will be provided. You can pre-register at donworkshops@hotmail.com. See flyer for details.

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