Riverside Storm Pond

St. Albert, Alberta

Description

The Riverside SWMF will be St. Albert's first storm water pond built as an ecosystem. The goals are to create a conservation resource that is regenerative and to create a natural habitat that nearby residents can enjoy as environmental stewards.

This pond is different from conventional turf grass SWMF. The native soils from the site have been preserved. The native plugs have also been collected from the existing vegetation around the pond. It has been designed to diverse the use of native grassland, forest and wetlands. It will lower St. Albert's environmental footprint, because mowing, fertilizing and pesticides won't be necessary with the introduction of this concept.

Capability
Landscape Architecture
Size
5.8 ha. (14.4 ac.)
Client
Genstar Development Company

  • Riverside Pond 1
  • Riverside Pond 2
  • Riverside Pond 3
  • Riverside Pond 4