Stormwater Walkers: Exploring Stormwater Concerns in Your Community

Have you ever been on a Jane’s Walk?

Named in honour of Jane Jacobs, an urban planning guru and activist, a Jane’s walk is a free community walking tour that connects people to their environment and also to their neighbours.  Thousands of people have taken part in Jane’s Walks across North America.

On Saturday May 5th, Green Venture will be hosting our first ever Jane’s Walk.  This particular walk will focus on stormwater related concerns in east Hamilton.  The purpose of the walk is to have an open dialogue with Hamiltonians about stormwater issues, but also to suggest easy solutions that homeowners may be able to implement around their homes.

In recent years, Hamilton has experienced serious problems associated with stormwater and runoff.  The walk will include discussions around the two types of sewer systems in Hamilton (combined and separate), combined sewer overflows into Lake Ontario, permeable pavements, rain barrels, salt use on roads and driveways, etc.  There will be a focus on natural discussion, and so additional ideas, questions, and conversations will be encouraged.

The walk will leave from EcoHouse on Saturday May 5th, at 11 am.  Walk proceeds rain or shine.  Please wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a bottle of water.  All are welcome to attend.

To sign up for this walk, please email or call 905-540-8787 ext. 114.

Please note that the neighbourhood walk is accessible with sidewalks.  EcoHouse is not wheelchair accessible, and has several steps to enter the house.  We will be walking approximately 3.5km at a leisurely pace, and we expect the walk to be about 90 minutes in length (including several stops along the way).

EcoHouse is located at 22 Veevers Drive in Hamilton (nearest Quigley Rd and Greenhill Ave).

For more information about Jane’s Walks, please visit:

Hope to see you there!

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