Water Policy Director Kate Morgan continues to help clean up waterways in southeastern Wisconsin by using green designs. Here are some examples of effective ways to deal with stormwater.
The following are examples of green infrastructure practices being promoted in Kate Morgan’s work, Prioritizing Codes and Ordinances in the Menomonee Watershed for Green Infrastructure.
April 23 was the final meeting for the group of 13 municipalities participating in our project, Advancing Green Infrastructure through Code Revision. Great turnout! The 13 Municipalities include: Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Germantown, Wauwatosa, Butler, West Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee, St. Francis, Cudahy, Mequon, and West Allis.
by Kate Morgan, Water Policy Director Throughout the audit and interview phase our project , Strategic Plan for Code and Ordinance Revisions to Advance Green Infrastructure in the MN Watershed, Juli Beth Hinds, our project consultant, and I heard a common refrain from our municipal partners concerning pervious pavement, “Pervious pavement? It doesn’t work here….
Legislation would lead to costly delays while limiting public participation Legislation developed by builders to speed up the permitting of structures in public waterways would do the exact opposite according to 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. “Special Session AB 24 is billed as a way to get permits faster for projects that are built in public…