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Depave Paradise: Planting Party!

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s get dirty and make downtown even greener with a new permeable boulevard outside Artspace and GreenUP!

Depave Paradise is a community and volunteer-led project, and involves ripping up unnecessary pavement from urban areas. This helps restore the urban water cycle by removing impervious surfaces and replacing it with permeable green space. Join community members, GreenUP staff, and Artspace staff as we transform this space! The hands-on depaving process captures the hearts and energies of community members who work together to make their surroundings more liveable and environmentally friendly.

We need your help! SAVE THE DATE!

Join us Wednesday October 30th 5pm-7:30pm – Planting Party!

  • Plant a garden in its place

From ASPHALT to GREEN SPACE! Let’s spruce up the unloved boulevard strip in front of Artspace and GreenUp Store & Resource Centre. This site will become a green, permeable and healthy strip of public space for everyone to enjoy.

Food will be provided for volunteers so be sure to tell us ahead of time if you have allergies or dietary needs.

The family-friendly event will have: music, entertainment, kids’ crafts, refreshments for the volunteers, and hands on hard-work!

Beyond the community building, the benefits of depaving are numerous. They include:
• Increasing green, community space by adding trees, rain gardens, or other permeable surfaces
• Decreasing the heat island effect to help cool things down
• Decreasing the runoff of stormwater to lower its impacts on our sewers and help improve our community’s water quality

Depave Paradise is a program of Green Communities Canada.

Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for funding support provided for this project.

Our project partners: Green UP, Depave Paradise, Green Communities Canada, Artspace, City of Peterborough, Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), LID Permeable Paving, Kawartha Eco Paving, Never Bin Easier, Kawartha Capital, and many more!

Email or 705-745-3238 ext. 200 for questions or to sign up as a volunteer.


October 30, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dawn Pond
705-745-3238 ext. 200


378 Aylmer St. N.
Peterborough, K9H 3V8
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City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Green Communities Canada

Green Communities Canada

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

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