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Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths

May 5, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


COACH Series

Hard surfaces are among the most used areas of our properties. However, these hard surfaces tend to increase stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding and pollution. One of the ways to keep the advantages of driveways and pathways but still reduce runoff is by using permeable pavement. This workshop will help you to make sense of the options available so that you can make an informed choice. Topics covered include:

  • What is the difference between the various permeable technologies on the market? What are the pros and cons of each?
  • When is using permeable the right (and wrong) option for your project?
  • How to choose a contractor? What questions should you ask to make sure they are qualified to do the work?


  • Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
  • Q&A: 2:15 p.m.
  • Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.



PRESENTER: Michael Albanese

Michael is a sustainability advocate focusing on bringing green infrastructure to private property owners. He is the owner and operator of a landscape consulting and contracting company offering custom drainage solutions, permeable paving, eco-gardening, and rain harvesting to protect your property from water damage. Michael graduated from University of Waterloo in the Geography and Environmental Management program and is currently completing Landscape Design program at Ryerson.




We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in the Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen St. S


Funder and Partner Acknowledgement:

We would like to acknowledge our project partners, the City of Kitchener, Partners for Action from the University of Waterloo, and Green Communities Canada.

This project is funded through a donation from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that supports projects that contribute to healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.


May 5, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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