Tag Archives: green infrastructure

September 10th 2013

Milwaukee leads on climate change adaptation

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s campaign to end all sewer overflows into Lake Michigan by 2035 has encountered a daunting obstacle: Climate change. Milwaukee is one of many Great Lakes cities that rely on combined sewer systems, which collect and … Continue reading

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July 26th 2013

Green Infrastructure Funding Available for the 22 Largest Great Lakes Shoreline Cities

The Environmental Protection Agency has just announced $8.5 million in available funding for green infrastructure in the largest cities on the Great Lakes shore. Eligible cities could use some of the grant funding to cover projects that would install rain … Continue reading

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November 18th 2011

GLRI grants will use trees to heal the Great Lakes

Trees will play an important role in restoring the Great Lakes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded $3.7 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to seven Great Lakes states. The grants will expand urban forests, use trees to … Continue reading

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April 29th 2011

EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Initiative to Curb Sewage Overflows

The U.S. EPA today announced a new initiative to protect water quality by promoting the use of green infrastructure—rain gardens, trees, wetlands, green roofs, pervious pavement, and rain collection devices—to absorb storm water before it overwhelms community sewers, thereby preventing … Continue reading

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December 16th 2009

US House Expected to Pass Jobs Bill Tonight: Promising News for Great Lakes Water Infrastructure

Tonight is the night that the US House intends to put people to work modernizing this nation’s water infrastructure. The jobs bill that is expected to pass tonight provides $1 billion for clean water and $1 billion for drinking water … Continue reading

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