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Recycle the Rain at Home Workshops Provides Residents with Practical Tips and Tools to Capture and Reuse Valuable Rain Water

May 18, 2011


(TORONTO, May 18, 2011)

WHAT: Recycle the Rain at Home! A Healthy Yards Workshop

Urban stormwater runoff can cause serious impacts, such as erosion and degraded water quality as it flows from our city streets, rooftops and driveways to rivers and creeks.  Capturing and using stormwater before it gets to the river is not only good for the environment but can save residents money on water bills.   The Highland Creek is one of the most urban watersheds in the Toronto Region.  Due to intense pressures from urbanization, watercourses and natural ecosystems in the Highland Creek Watershed are affected by compromised water quality, erosion caused by high storm flows, and degradation of terrestrial natural heritage. 

This free interactive workshop will provide practical resources and simple solutions for homeowners to recycle rain in their yards and create aesthetically pleasing gardens. From global water conservation efforts to how to install a rain barrel, to ideas for starting a rain garden, participants will gain an understanding of the challenges of urban stormwater and solutions to effectively use stormwater as a resource at home.  Please bring your questions and ideas.  The event will be lead by a water resources expert and Toronto and Region Conservation staff will be on-hand to answer questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm

WHERE:  Goldhawk Park Public Library, 295 Alton Towers Circle, Toronto, ON M1V 4P1

COST: Free admission! Registration is required at

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