Mount Hope front yards through the eyes of a RAIN visitor

On a Saturday morning in June, I made the walk from my house in Waterloo to the Mount Hope Neighbourhood to volunteer at a rain barrel fundraiser for a local charity. As I walked I began to notice subtle changes in the landscape. From biodiverse, grass-free lawns blooming with wildflowers and pollinator-friendly plants to low-growing … More Mount Hope front yards through the eyes of a RAIN visitor

You can still be a winner with REEP’s neighbourhood rainwater management incentives!

You may have noticed a recent mailing from the city outlining the special incentives now available for residents of our neighbourhood for storm water management projects. You may have also noticed, on your walk down Shanley street to Tim Horton’s or King Edward School, that my front yard at 65 Shanley street looks very different … More You can still be a winner with REEP’s neighbourhood rainwater management incentives!

Need a rain barrel? REEP has you covered!

It’s been a perfectly rainy spring… perfect for harvesting lots of rain water for your gardens and flowers! If you need a rain barrel, order one (or 5!) through a fundraiser for KW AccessAbility in cooperation with REEP Green Solutions. Three easy steps… Order your rain barrels online here: https://rainbarrel.ca/kwa/  Encourage your neighbours to do the … More Need a rain barrel? REEP has you covered!

Register for workshops with a RAIN Coach from REEP Green Solutions

Meet Becca Robinson. Becca is the new RAIN Coach with the REEP Green Solutions team and excited to work with members of the Mount Hope community on neighbourhood rain smart projects. Becca’s role is to assist home owners in the design, construction and maintenance of projects in your yard and guide you through the process of obtaining incentives … More Register for workshops with a RAIN Coach from REEP Green Solutions