The Sackville River in Bedford from the air

IMG_0537Although HRM in general is very green, just note how much hard surface there is around Bedford Place Mall and Sunnyside Mall, as well as the commercial buildings in the area. Imagine how the impact of all this impervious surface could be reduce with porous asphalt, pervious concrete, bioswales, and other surface treatments that could inject stormwater into the ground instead of running it off into our watercourses.