“Some early adopters in Detroit are demonstrating the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). Almost 50 rain gardens have been planted in Detroit neighborhoods over the last few years through a collaborative program of the Sierra Club, Friends of The Rouge and Keep Growing Detroit called Rain Gardens to the Rescue. Residents and community groups attend a series of classes together and then plant their gardens as a group effort. Locally produced compost and native plants are used to help build wealth in the community as well as beauty.”
John Erb, the President and Trustee of the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, penned an article in the Detroit Free Press in which he discusses the opportunity Detroit has to lead green stormwater infrastructure implementation and development to create a healthier city. He explains how GSI is a triple bottom line solution that can not only add beauty to the Detroit community but also create jobs, reduce strain on the sewer system and make Detroit a leader in green infrastructure.
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