Green Stormwater Infrastructure Events

This page is a collection of events that promote Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) activities throughout Detroit.

The inclusion of any events below is not an endorsement by DWSD or the City of Detroit. 

Friends of the Rouge Spring Pre-Orders

Shop The Rouge store now for native plants, rain barrels, composters, design consultations and more! Product pre-orders will be ready for pick up on May 18th, 2024. Visit:
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CLEAR webinar on EPA’s Superfund Program, VOCs and Vapor Intrusion

Wayne State University's Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research presents seminar on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The seminar will be on “EPA’s Superfund Program, VOCs and Vapor Intrusion,” to be presented by Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Nightingale, Federal On-Scene Coordinator at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed upon webinar registration. Cost: Free. Contact: Lara Treemore-Spears, 734-223-1224, [email protected]
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CLEAR First Annual Symposium

Wayne State University's Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR) will hold its inaugural Annual Symposium to present new findings on maternal and infant health related to VOCs, and on new ways of detecting and monitoring VOCs in the environment and in people’s homes. Event will be held Tuesday April 4 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.ET, in-person and Zoom. Location:
Integrative Biosciences Center Seminar. For more information, contact Lara Treemore-Spears at 734-223-1224 or [email protected].
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"Run of the Dead" Community Event at Patton Park

Join the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation and the Joe Louis Greenway teams to learn more about upcoming projects at Patton Park including: Joe Louis Greenway project, funded through a partnership with Michigan’s Department of Nature Resources; Parking lot/ Green Stormwater Infrastructure project; and Bird Meadow Project.
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Watch the 2022 Green Your Neighborhood Virtual Community Forum

The 2022 Forum features a conversation on biodiversity, environmental justice, and design. Michigan Mellon Design Fellow Torri Smith presents Equitable Landscapes which explores ways to address systemic and structural racism through natural design.
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Volunteer Restoration Opportunities

This year, take part in any number of meaningful restoration activities to help rescue your Rouge River. There is something for everyone! No experience needed. Work side-by-side with expert staff on exciting, hands-on projects. We supply the tools, the know-how, and a fun experience—you make a big difference! Events held October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, November 2 and 3.
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