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Stormwater Problems

Rather than being absorbed into the ground, more than half the rainfall is now becoming stormwater runoff

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Stormwater Solutions

Managing rain where it falls, with modern green infrastructure, is a much wiser approach to stormwater

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Help for Homeowners

Get advice from a trained RAIN Guide and learn how to manage stormwater on your property

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Latest Updates

Rain Barrel Sale Extended

Order online by Tuesday June 6

Pickup Saturday, June 10, 2017

You now have until Tuesday, June 6 to take advantage of our great savings on rain barrels. Order online today.

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Pick-up Saturday, June 10 (10:am to 2:pm) at Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora.

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Upcoming Depave Event

Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School, Aurora

May 23rd, 2017

On Tuesday May 23rd, 2017, Windfall Centre will depave over 450 square metres of pavement from the schoolyard at Light of Christ CES with the help of students, teachers and parents! The currently paved surface will be replaced with beautiful greenspace, including mulch, native trees, native plants, and log benches for the students to enjoy.

More on Depaving

2017 Rain Barrel Sale

Order discounted rain barrels online

Prices start at $60 per barrel

Orders must be placed by June 2, 2017

Rain barrels are an excellent way to collect free rainwater for future use on gardens and lawns. Using rain barrels helps prevent flooding and keep our local waterways clean by slowing down the flow of stormwater.

Order Today — Pick up Saturday June 10, 2017 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Pickup at Windfall Ecology Centre:

93A Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, Ontario
L4G 3V5

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Creating green space at St. Nicholas in Newmarket

Another depaving project

Staff, students and parents of St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School teamed up with Windfall Ecology Centre and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority on Friday September 23, 2016 to transform the paved Kindergarten area into a piece of paradise.

Depaving in Newmarket

Rain Garden Contest

We have a winner

They have a new rain garden

We have a winner in our Rain Garden Contest and our winner has a new Rain Garden in their front yard. Check out the winning submission and follow along with the transformation of their front yard.

Winning a Rain Garden

From parking lot to paradise

Depaving in Barrie

Unity Christian High School does a green makeover

Barrie's Unity Christian High School will be a lot greener in the following months thanks to joint efforts by students, teachers and the community who participated in a Depave event on April 22, 2016.

Depaving in Barrie

Capturing rainfall in Vancouver

Highest standard in Canada

The City of Vancouver is considering a target to capture 90% of average rainfall by green infrastructure on public and private property throughout the City. If this goes ahead it will be the highest standard in Canada.

Vancouver rainwater plan

Cost of flood insurance going up

Extreme weather due to climate change causing rate hikes

In the summer of 2013, the Greater Toronto Area received five inches of water in a day (as much as the city would normally receive in the entire month, and then some). Five thousand residential basements were flooded.

Flood insurance article