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Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

1000 Friends is helping communities use green infrastructure for watershed protection and community revitalization in Wisconsin.

View our Green Infrastructure Story Map to learn more.

Prioritizing Codes & Ordinances

1000 Friends is working with municipalities in southeast Wisconsin to help them clean up our waterways by using green infrastructure. While we know that we can do a better job of reducing storm water pollution by using strategies like bio-swales and green roofs, many communities have local laws that make it difficult to use this green infrastructure.

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Building a Broader, Stronger Voice for Green Infrastructure

1000 Friends conducted workshops to help communities use the Green Infrastructure Decision Scenario Tool (GIST) – to show how green infrastructure can reduce flooding and basement backups, improve water quality, save energy and create jobs. Workshop attendees shared their ideas about priorities, opportunities, and possibilities for community collaboration in the KK River Watershed.

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30th Street Corridor

1000 Friends partnered with MMSD to use significant green infrastructure investments as a driver for community revitalization in the 30th Street Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods – increasing the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of these areas.

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