Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a day the world takes to celebrate the planet, and the measures they are taking to keep it safe. Below is how TransEd is protecting the environment while building the 13-kilometer alignment connecting Downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods:
In 2019, TransEd recycled 99% of waste from the project, including asphalt and concrete.
TransEd is planting 10,852 trees 85,767 shrubs, and grasses covering approximately 22,070 m2 along the alignment.
We will also be restoring native forests. Native seeds were collected from Edmonton’s River Valley and planted in greenhouses, those trees and plants will be replanted within the project area in the river valley. This reforestation will enhance the ecological integrity and biodiversity of Edmonton’s urban forest and reduce Edmonton’s carbon footprint.
TransEd developed a tree protection plan to minimize the project’s impact on trees. Any work completed near trees is closely monitored by a professional arborist.
In 2020, TransEd will undertake a bioengineering project along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the vicinity of the Tawatinâ Bridge. Plant stakes will be planted along the edge of the river to prevent erosion of the riverbank. With the establishment of vegetation on the riverbank and reduced erosion, the water quality in the North Saskatchewan River will improve and shade from the vegetation will provide habitat for fish.