Celebrate National Public Works Week!
The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to invite residents to celebrate National Public Works Week (NPWW) from May 19 to 25.
NPWW is an annual event to recognize and celebrate public works professionals across the country. Throughout the week, the Works Department supports a variety of initiatives to raise awareness and understanding of the impact that public works have on the daily lives of people across North America. NPWW is a fun way to show the community what we do!
The Region of Durham’s Works Department has been celebrating NPWW annually since the year 2000 and this year’s events are promising to be better than ever.
Please join us on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following free open house and tour locations:
- The Oshawa/Whitby Depot, located at 825 Conlin Rd. in Whitby, will include: a free barbeque (courtesy of KX96FM), our famous truck and equipment display, waste management education display, a face painter, children’s activities, crafts and more.
- The Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant, located at 100 Osborne Rd. in Clarington. Visitors will learn how wastewater is treated in this modern facilities. Activities will include plant tours, equipment displays, a face painter, children’s activities and more.
Non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank will be accepted at Courtice WPCP and the Oshawa/Whitby Depot locations only.
Also being held in recognition of NPWW are mall displays at the Oshawa Centre and Pickering Town Centre on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, during regular hours of operation.
The Works Department provides our communities with safe roads, clean drinking water, recycling, composting and waste disposal programs, as well as many more operations that impact our daily lives. Join us at our National Public Works Week activities to find out how we “Work” for you.
Fusion landscaping: Eco-friendly garden design
As part of National Public Works Week celebrations, the Works Department will be offering a free workshop for residents: "Fusion landscaping: Eco-friendly garden design."
Join us on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby.
This workshop will teach you how to design an attractive garden that requires less water and less maintenance. Attendees will learn how to create a beautiful landscape that suits modern family needs, while considering how factors such as plant selection, soil health, sun exposure, slopes, paths and structures influence water consumption. Attendees will also learn about efficient grass watering and receive a free rain gauge.
Free parking is available on site. Child care is not available. Space is limited; please register by calling 905-668-7711 ext. 3431 or email email@example.com.