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! […]
View more pictures from the event here!
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.
Read this article to learn about the EPA’s grant to help fund the People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc (PUSH Buffalo) training program for unemployed Buffalo residents in environmental jobs.
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.
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: […]
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 […]
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.
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.
A New Urban Land Institute Report explains the relationship between green infrastructure and real estate developments and highlights GI’s ability to enhance property values. Access the report here.