IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST ESTUARIES, RIVER ISLANDS IS LEADING THE WAY IN DESIGNING AND BUILDING AN ECO-SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
RIVER ISLANDS IS LEADING THE WAY IN DESIGNING AND BUILDING AN ECO-SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENT. PROTECTING AND ENHANCING THE NATURAL ASSETS OF THE LAND, AIR AND WATER.
Here are just a few of the ways River Islands is working to provide an environmentally sustainable community:
Approximately 40% of River Islands is devoted to open space, parks, lakes, new waterways and trails.
For each acre of development, a half acre is dedicated to wildlife mitigation and another half acre to the preservation of agriculture, resulting in one acre set-aside for every acre of development.
Proposed energy-efficient technologies, such as passive and active solar designs, use clean energy that is naturally distributed and reduces no by-product waste or pollution.
Energy Star-rated appliances have been specified for all homes in our Design Guidelines for our builders.
The storm drain system cleanses water by filtering it through a series of grass swales and lakes before it enters the river.
The tree-planting program proposed throughout River Islands will offset carbon-producing activities associated with community growth.
Active and passive restoration plans for Paradise Cut include more than 1,000 acres of habitat for terrestrial species such as the endangered riparian brush rabbit. It also creates a new shaded area for fish species.
New internal lakes provide stopping places for migratory birds and habitats for resident waterfowl. Isolated islands are designated as wildlife preserves.