Water has been the topic of many conversations in the City of Hamilton recently. How does our sewer system work? What happens to water during a storm event? Are there better ways to manage stormwater in the City of Hamilton?
At Green Venture we work with the community to learn about stormwater, and how we can manage stormwater to better protect Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario.
We offer programs for all ages, to allow people to learn, make plans and take action!
EcoHouse School Tours:
- All tours of Ecohouse include an outside tour, which allows students to see our Green Infrastructure demonstrations. Spotted around our [property we have rain gardens, a green roof, permeable paver systems, rain barrels and trees!
- Grade 2 classes focus on water, exploring how much fresh water the planet has, how that water moves through the environment, and actions we can take to conserve and protect our water.
- Grade 8-12 classes use our Raingers Stormwater Models. These interactive models allow students to compare traditional elements of a home (ie lawn, asphalt driveway) to a home with Green Infrastructure features (ie native grasses, rain gardens, rain barrels). Students will see that Green Infrastructure is able to capture far more stormwater, and reduce polluted runoff!
Raingers In-School Presentation:
- We engage school aged youth in Hamilton through a hands-on stormwater management education presentation. The presentation will educate students about the natural water cycle, demonstrate how stormwater is managed in their City, identify human impacts on our watershed and actions we can take to protect it.
- Suitable for Grades 5-8
Green Infrastructure at Home:
- Presentation to engage neighbourhoods and homeowners with Green Infrastructure techniques for residential sites, that will absorb stormwater and prevent polluted runoff.
Catch the RAIN:
- If you are a homeowner in Dundas, we still have a few complimentary RAIN coach consultations available! These consultations help you identify specific adaptions for your landscape that meet best practices for stormwater management at the lot lovel.
- Engages volunteers and neighbourhoods to remove pavement (by hand!) in community events and plant gardens filled with native species or install permeable surfaces in its place. We are always looking for community groups interested in planning a Depave!
Get in touch with us for availability and cost of programs.