From Peterborough GreenUP

The impacts of climate change (such as more frequent and severe floods and droughts) will not impact all communities and residents equally. Understanding climate change impacts, opportunities, and solutions at a neighbourhood scale allows action and planning unique to the needs of each neighbourhood. The needs of urbanizing rural communities, like the Hamlet of Warsaw, vary greatly. Like other SUN neighbourhoods, Warsaw requires its own unique action plan. In 2019, thanks to funding from the RBC Foundation, GreenUP launched its SUN program in the Hamlet of Warsaw.

The SUN Warsaw program focuses on sustainable action with the goals of:

Improving water quality
Protecting and re-mediating Indian River
Increasing knowledge and awareness of water within the community

SUN Warsaw will be the first rural community to pilot the model and will be a prime example of how a rural community can advance sustainable renewal and climate action.

Rain Garden Installation at the Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Venue: Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw ON

Rain gardens are bowl-shaped gardens designed to slow down the flow of rainwater, helping to ensure that rain soaks into the ground where it falls. This can help reduce flooding and constraints on stormwater infrastructure. Join the SUN team for the installation of a large rain garden at the Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office. Visit us to lend a hand, to learn about rain gardens, and to share your ideas for the protection of water in your community.

For more information please contact Jenn McCallum at 705-745-3238 ext. 208 or Jenn.mccallum@greenup.on.ca