Powered by ReForest London, the Westminster Ponds Centre (WPC) will be a hub for promoting environmental excellence, sustainability, health, and wellbeing across our region, by co-creating resources, services, and impactful programming.
Westminster Ponds Centre is located at 944 Western Counties Road, behind Parkwood Hospital and nestled next to London’s largest environmental area, Westminster Ponds ESA.
Formerly a veterans’ recuperative village built following WWII, the 14-acre site has a powerful legacy of serving Veterans and mental health.
The Environmental Focus at Westminster Ponds Centre
Environmental sustainability is the foundation of a truly thriving community, especially in the face of human-driven environmental degradation and climate change. As a gateway to environmental learning and innovation, WPC will be an invaluable new resource and a primary driver of our community’s sustainability journey.
The WPC is currently used by several environmental organizations, including ReForest London, Thames Talbot Land Trust, London Environmental Network, ChildReach, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Urban Roots London. In 2020, the Thames Valley District School Board made the Huron Pavilion the new home of their Environmental Leaders’ Project, an outdoor education program for grade 10 students. The grounds have also become the site of two new pollinator gardens installed by Climate Action London.
Program Plans – Opportunities for the Public!
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the WPC will be available to rent for indoor or outdoor events, including the newly renovated Volunteer Training Centre. This room is ideal for special meetings, training sessions, or retreats in a natural setting.
An additional focus in 2021 will be community consultation to ensure the WPC is the product of a shared vision. In the meantime, several online educational events are being held virtually through the Centre’s Signal Boost Initiative.
To see upcoming events, visit ReForest London Workshops, Webinars – Signal Boost initiative
If you are interested in volunteering or donating to this project, please visit our website or reach out to Brianne Curry, at firstname.lastname@example.org