Thanks to the RBC Blue Water project in helping us restore the urban water cycle by funding 6 Depave Paradise events in 2016-2017:
What is Depave Paradise?
Depave Paradise is a project of Green Communities Canada and our local partners in communities across Canada where volunteers and neighbourhoods have been (or will soon be!) removing unwanted pavement and planting gardens filled with native species in its place.
Removing asphalt and concrete at neighbourhood workbees is an exciting new trend that renews neglected urban spaces. The hands-on depaving process captures the hearts and energies of community members who work together to make their surroundings more liveable. Depave Paradise demonstration projects make permanent positive changes to neighbourhoods and encourage others to act together.
Heave ho! Depave Paradise participants in Dundas, Ontario
Check out the group who inspired us all: Depave in Portland, Oregon. They have depaved more than 100,000 sq.ft of pavement and have some awesome resources to help you start your own depave project.