Residential Rainproofing – Community Program for SWM
Schollen & Company Inc.
NEW DIRECTIONS – National Citation
Citizens for a Safe Environment is a not-for·profit group that is focused on achieving incremental positive environmental change through community-based activism. Schollen & Company Inc. was approached by CFSE to formulate a strategy to implement a series of ”raIn gardens” on private residential properties in the Riverdale Neighbourhood of Toronto with the over-riding goal of reduclng the contribution of stormwater runoff to CSOs. This will In turn improve water quality along Toronto’s lakefront. As a pro·bono assignment, Schollen & Company Inc. developed designs for the raln gardens and oversaw the implementation of the gardens by landscape architecture student work crews. The project has gained the interest of other municipalities as a prototype to facilitate the implementation of source—control storm water management solutions within private residential properties.