Maintaining the natural state of the area around the water treatment plants is important to EPCOR and community members
Participants in our first phase of community engagement mentioned that the natural state of the area is important, and the loss of vegetation should be mitigated.
As one of the primary land use owners within the Ribbon of Green, EPCOR's watershed management team is committed to stewarding a healthy and ecologically robust river valley. EPCOR has selected a 1 kilimetre squared natural area adjacent to the water treatment plant and is working with the City of Edmonton to manage this area and achieve the objectives listed below. Edmontonians can be assured that in this area that EPCOR operates there will no net loss of ecological function and natural river valley area.
EPCOR is committed to collaboratively achieving the following objectives:
- No net loss of vegetative cover;
- Net gains of naturalized area, closed canopy forest, and connectivity; and,
- Long-term reduction of stormwater runoff to the North Saskatchewan River through green infrastructure projects.