Stormwater Management Demonstration Sites in the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Over the last two decades, the momentum for green stormwater infrastructure has been growing. The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation in partnership with the Town of Bridgewater want to encourage property owners to consider alternatives (i.e., rain garden, rain barrel) to traditional stormwater management infrastructure. The creation of stormwater management demonstration project sites on high traffic public property sites is intended to create highly visible projects that will inspire others to take action in order to reduce the volume and pollutant loading entering into receiving waterways. The construction of these projects will provide hands-on training opportunities for both property owners and Town of Bridgewater staff.
Mariners' Landing Park, Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
In August 2013, the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation partnered with the Ecology Action Centre to design and build a rain garden in Mariners' Landing Park which is located in the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Rain gardens are small, landscaped areas that are designed to capture, filter and infiltrate rainwater. Planted with water-tolerant native plants, rain gardens can become a beautiful and functional feature on your property.