Rain Smart Neighbourhoods

We are helping Kitchener residents beautify their yards and become more rain smart. You can play a big part in reducing community flood risk and improving water quality!

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What is Rain Smart Neighbourhoods?

In partnership with the City of Kitchener, we are working with residents to create beautiful Rain Smart yards that make a big impact on reducing flood risk and improving water quality. We are currently offering virtual support for all Kitchener residents and in-person coaching in select neighbourhoods.

We offer various opportunities to take action in your community including:

What can we help you with?

Rain Gardens

A shallow basin garden that holds rain water until it soaks into the ground.

Rain Water Harvesting

An efficient and low-cost way to collect water for reuse in your yard.

Infiltration Galleries

An underground water storage solution that allows water to soak into the ground.

Rain
Gardens

A shallow basin garden that holds rain water until it soaks into the ground.

Rain Water Harvesting

An efficient and low-cost way to collect water for reuse in your yard.

Infiltration Galleries

An underground water storage solution that allows water to soak into the ground.

Tree
Planting

Year-round beauty for your landscape that provides shade and absorbs rain water.

Naturalized Landscapes

A beautiful alternative to lawn that boosts biodiversity and slows rain where it falls.

Permeable Paving

A hardscaping solution that allows water to soak through and into the ground.

Naturalized Landscapes

A beautiful alternative to lawn that boosts biodiversity and slows rain where it falls.

Tree Planting

Year-round beauty for your landscape that provides shade and absorbs rain water.

Permeable Paving

A hardscaping solution that allows water to soak through and into the ground.

Speak with a Healthy Yards Advisor

Drop-In Q&A Sessions

Need help along the way to create or maintain a beautiful and sustainable yard? 

Kitchener residents can join one of our Healthy Yards Advisors for a live, virtual Q&A session! Drop in to ask a Healthy Yards Advisor a question, get advice, or find a resource to assist you with a Rain Smart project.

Throughout the month of June, you can join our virtual, drop-in Q&A sessions via Zoom on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 pm:

  • Wednesday, June 2, 16, and 30
  • Saturday, June 12 and 26
Fill out the form below to register for upcoming sessions.

Rain Smart Workshops

On-Site Healthy Yards Consultations

We are working with the City of Kitchener to identify neighbourhoods where Rain Smart landscapes can make a big impact on reducing community flood risk and improving water quality. On-site Healthy Yards Consultations are available for properties located in the Kitchener neighbourhoods in which we are currently focusing these efforts. 

Check out the map to see if your property is one of the neighbourhoods we are working with this year.

Submit the contact form below to request an On-Site Healthy Yards Consultation. 

Healthy Yards Advisors

Becca Robinson, Heathy Yards Advisor

During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped over 100 property owners in Kitchener make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change.  Becca has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a BS in Environmental Science.

Nick Assad, Heathy Yards Advisor

Nick is a certified Landscape Architect and an ISA certified arborist. Nick is passionate about providing practical advice and plans for ecological system enhancements in the built environment.

Chris Morrison, Heathy Yards Advisor

ISA Certified Arborist. SOUL Certified Organic Land Care Practitioner. Fusion Landscape Professional (FLP).

Request Consultation & Get Involved

If you live in one of the neighbourhoods identified on the map above, you qualify for free in-person coaching on how to make your property Rain Smart! Our Healthy Yards Advisors can help guide you on how to properly select and install rain barrels, creating a rain garden or building an infiltration gallery.

Fill in the form below to request an in-person consultation where you will find out the best options for managing rainwater on your property.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at [email protected] or phone at (519) 744-9799 x1

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