Month: June 2017

2017 Annual Convening Recap

The first ever Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange Annual Convening was held May 15th-17th in Portland, OR. Thank you to all who came and participated in the event! A special thank you to our Portland hosts, Jane Bacchieri and Kerry Rubin, who graciously volunteered their time and energy in order to make our first convening a success! […]

MMSD Will Award $1.5 Million in GI Grants

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District  plans to award $1.5 million in grants to community groups and businesses in 2017 as part of their green infrastructure partnerships program.  Read more about their GI grants to help pay for rain collection projects here.

Tucson Posts Maintenance Tutorial

The city of Tucson recently published a Green Infrastructure Maintenance Guidance video to instruct maintenance crews on the proper techniques and plant knowledge necessary to keep up with their recent GI installations. Watch the video to get ideas for your city here.

Member Spotlight

Bethany Bezak Professional Engineer DC Water, DC Clean Rivers Project, and much appreciated Exchange Planning Committee Member As a Green Infrastructure Manager for DC Water, Bethany Bezak plays a crucial role in GI implementation throughout Washington DC. She works on the the DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion consent decree program to reduce Combined Sewer Overflows to the District’s waterbodies: […]

New Round of Partners For Places RFPs

The request for proposals for the Partners for Places round 11 grant cycle are now available. RFPs are due July 31st and will give communities the ability to carry out local projects by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Click here to learn more about the opportunity from the Funders’ Network and to access the […]

“Working With the Market” Report  

Storm and Stream Solutions and Willamette Partnership published the report “Working with the Market: Economic Instruments to Support Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure” to explain how stormwater managers can work with the market to address critical flooding issues.

Nature Conservancy Publishes GI Guidebook 

Naturally Resilient Communities, a new online resource which  features an interactive map of 30 communities and their nature-based responses to climate threats, is now available as a learning tool for the public. Learn more and access the interactive map through this article.