From parking lot to paradise

Removing hard surfaces, like pavement, and replacing them with LID features, like rain gardens, native plants and grasses, and permeable surfaces, allows rainwater to infiltrate and filter into the ground naturally, preventing polluted runoff from reaching Lake Simcoe.

Depave Projects

Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Aurora

On October 19th, 2017, Windfall Centre depaved over 150 square metres of pavement from the Kindergarten area at Holy Spirit CES with the help of staff, students, parents and project partners. The previously paved surface was replaced native trees, shrubs, mulch, and wooden outdoor classroom furniture for students to enjoy.

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Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School, Aurora

On May 23rd, 2017, Windfall Ecology Centre depaved over 100 square metres of pavement from the schoolyard at Light of Christ CES with the help of students, teachers, parents and project partners! Following the depave event, an additional 350 square metres of pavement was removed with the help of heavy machinery, for a total of 450 square metres! The previously paved space was replaced with mulch, native trees, a large native plant garden, and outdoor classroom components.

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St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School, Newmarket

On September 23rd, 2016, Windfall Centre depaved over 150 square metres of pavement from the Kindergarten area at St. Nicholas CES with the help of students, teachers, parents and project partners! The previously paved space was rejuvenated with mulch, native trees, a rain garden, native plants, and outdoor classroom components.

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Unity Christian High School, Barrie

On April 22nd, 2016, Windfall Centre participated in depaving over 80 square metres of pavement from the schoolyard at Unity CHS, along with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, project partners, school staff, students and parents.

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You may be eligible for a FREE RAIN Home Visit and a FREE Rain Barrel!

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Rain Barrel Sale

Rain Barrel Sale - Closed for 2017

Thank you for another successful rain barrel sale!

Stay tuned for information about rain barrel sales in 2018.

For more information contact: Andrea Fallone

905-727-0491 x167