Green Streets is a new approach to increase the functionality of our streets to help manage stormwater (rain and melted snow), improve air quality, increase bio-diversity and enhance and beautify our public realm.

When stormwater flows along streets and other hard surfaces it picks up dirt, oil, grease and other pollutants. Green Street projects provide a place for stormwater to soak into the ground providing water for plants and trees to grow. At the same time, plants and soil act as natural filters cleaning the water before it makes its way into local waterways.

Green Streets turn stormwater from waste to resource, creating attractive streetscapes and a healthier environment.