Globally Significant Bird Sanctuary & Wildlife Habitat Prompts Use of LID Techniques at Big Lake, Ed

Posted on Jul 30, 2017

Sierra Club Edmonton and other volunteers have worked with Walton Development to mitigate effects of new housing developments being built adjacent to Lois Hole Centennial Park surrounding Big Lake.

In Hawks Ridge, one of  three new developments, the land has been graded to ensure run-off will not enter the Big Lake until it has been treated in a sequence of naturalized stormwater ponds. New residents are being given rain barrels, face limits on the amount of hard surface, such as concrete, they can have in their yard, and have to agree not to use pesticides or chemical de-icers on the pavement during the winter.

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