We pioneered the movement towards naturalized stormwater retention basins in Canada by creating functional and sustainable stormwater systems.
Naturalized stormwater systems benefit the community.
Naturalized stormwater systems create attractive and inviting places that support biodiversity while connecting residents with nature.
A naturalized stormwater system is designed with an understanding of waterfowl behaviour. Unlike conventional stormwater basins that struggle with urban goose problems, our systems are designed with deterrence and goose management in mind, ensuring fewer concerns with loafing Canada geese.
Naturalized stormwater systems also support a variety of songbirds, dragonflies, and other wildlife species. This not only enhances a visitor’s experience, it acts as a natural mosquito population control.
Naturalized stormwater systems benefit the environment.
Naturalized stormwater systems are living ecosystems that incorporate natural biological processes designed to improve watershed health. They provide
- better water quality
- no toxic algal blooms or unwanted submersed vegetation
- increased carbon sequestration and decreased greenhouse gas emissions
Naturalized stormwater systems benefit your bottom line.
Naturalized stormwater systems provide financial benefits through lower construction and long-term maintenance costs than conventional retention basins.
- less soil is removed
- rock or soil does not need to be imported to a site
- construction time is reduced
- basin construction can occur during slower times of the year
- maintenance of surrounding native grasslands is a fraction of the cost of maintaining sod
- no maintenance is required to remove or manage unwanted algal blooms or submersed vegetation
As well, data shows higher property values around naturalized basins when compared to conventional basins. The end result is greater revenue opportunities for you.