Green Infrastructure Strategies

Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. At the largest scale, the preservation and restoration of natural landscape features (such as forests, floodplains and wetlands) are critical components of green stormwater infrastructure. By protecting these ecologically sensitive areas, communities can improve water quality while providing wildlife habitat and opportunities for outdoor recreation. On a smaller scale, green infrastructure practices include strategies such as rain gardens, porous pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and tree boxes, and rainwater harvesting for non-potable uses such as toilet flushing and landscape irrigation.

 

Rain Barrels & Cisterns

collect rain for later

Rain Gardens

beauty & rain collection

Native Landscaping

create a healthy habitat

Stormwater Trees

hold more water

Soil Amendments

create deeper roots

Green Roofs

lower your utility bills

Porous Pavement

rain soaks into the ground

Bioswales

catch dirty road runoff

Wetlands

support wildlife

GreenseamsĀ®

manage flooding upstream