Reminders

Resources

Courses/Training/Certification

Connect the Drops, Connect the Drops provides advice, strategies, and tools to government, utilities, and the private sector to implement water conservation projects utilizing rainwater harvesting.

Blue Flag Program, Environmental Defence. Blue Flag is a highly respected and recognized international eco-label. Blue Flags are awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict criteria for water quality, environmental education, environmental management, and safety and services.

Smart About Salt. Dedicated to reducing the environmental effects of road salts through information, training and certification for snow removal companies, property managers and municipal works departments. The site has a list of certified companies and accredited operators.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist Designation

Manuals

The Chicago GreenAlley Handbook, An Action Guide to Create a Greener, Environmentally Sustainable Chicago - City of Chicago, Department of Transportation - 2007

Ontario Guidelines for Residential Rainwater Harvesting Systems provides comprehensive guidelines for the design, installation, and management of rainwater harvesting systems. The Guidelines provide guidance on selecting the right size of rainwater storage tank, the fixtures that can (and can't) be supplied with rainwater, treatment recommendations, cold weather design requirements, and more. Ontario -2010

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Handbook - Ontario Ministry of the Environment - 2007

Factsheets

Rain Gardens: Improve Stormwater Management in Your Yard - CMHC factsheet for homeowners. 2005

Useful Websites

RAIN Garden Tour- An educational virtual tour of raingardens from around Canada

Depave Paradise - By removing pavement and planting native species, this program helps prevent stormwater pollution by empowering community members to take back the urban landscape and protect our drinking water. 

www.theswimguide.org to find the closest safe beach for swimming.

Rain Garden - Very complete resource at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

Innovative Stormwater Management Practices - An online database of innovative and Low Impact Development stormwater management practices in Ontario, developed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Includes a map of model projects in Southern Ontario.

Low Impact Development Online Toolkit for stakeholders - Municipal staff, Developers, Planners, Professionals from the Private, Non-Profit, ICI Sector, and Community Residents. Credit Valley Conservation.

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