St. George Rainway Project Community Group

The St. George Rainway Project is a collaborative initiative begun in 2008 by a group of passionate volunteers including local residents, students, parents, storytellers, designers, educators, business people, artists and others.

This community driven initiative seeks to honour a historic waterway in Mount Pleasant. The goal is to use rainwater runoff from adjacent properties, the street, and connecting laneways to reimagine this lost stream as part of a “Rainway” along St. George street from Kingsway to the False Creek Flats.

Through a range of community events, they have worked with diverse stakeholder groups to envision what the Rainway could look like. This initiative is both an engineering and community-building project and the group has worked with in partnership with the City, as well as local schools and organizations. In addition to naturalizing the streetscape and drainage, the project is creating opportunities for artistic expression, educational activities, urban agriculture, and community gatherings.

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