Green Stormwater Infrastructure News and Events

The Detroit Stormwater Hub resources page is a collection of news and events designed to provide a comprehensive body of local information to support GSI work throughout Detroit.

The inclusion of any resource below is not an endorsement by DWSD or the of the City of Detroit. For official information on the Drainage Charge program, visit DWSD’s Drainage Charge page.

Blue/Green Infrastructure

Blue/Green Infrastructure

Overview of the Chandler Park Conservancy Blue-Green Infrastructure master plan, which aims to relieve 445,105 gallons of water from the sewer per storm event.
Organization
  • Chandler Park Conservancy
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  • Bioswale
  • Residential Rain Garden

Planning to create Detroit cultural campus quietly underway

Planning to create Detroit cultural campus quietly underway

Planning project to create a joint outdoor projects in the cultural center, including green infrastructure between the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Michigan Science Center.
Organization
  • Charles H Wright Museum
  • Michigan Science Center
  • Crain's Detroit
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Detroit mapping huge greening projects for 2016

Detroit mapping huge greening projects for 2016

The Fitzgerald neighborhood and the area around the old Herman Kiefer hospital complex will have vacant lots planted with trees or "green" or "blue" treatment to collect stormwater, including rainwater gardens, fields of sunflowers, urban farms, and more.
Organization
  • City of Detroit Planning Department
  • Detroit Free Press
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Eastern Market Green Stormwater Management Strategy

Eastern Market Green Stormwater Management Strategy

Outline of a preliminary feasibility study for districtwide sustainable stormwater management strategies that would capture runoff, reduce drainage charges, beautify the neighborhood, and provide educational opportunities.
Organization
  • Eastern Market
  • Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC)
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Hamilton Outdoor Learning Lab

Hamilton Outdoor Learning Lab

A site across from Hamilton Academy which is intended to educate students and community members about green stormwater infrastructure, offer a natural place for community members to visit, and collect stormwater from the surrounding streets and surfaces.
Organization
  • Eastside Community Network
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  • Residential Rain Garden

Lower Eastside Action Plan

Lower Eastside Action Plan

Collaborative community process and plan created to respond to decreased population and expanding vacant land to reinvent how the neighborhoods function and thrive. Naturescape and green thoroughfare are important parts of the plan.
Organization
  • Eastside Community Network
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Land + Water WORKS

Land + Water WORKS

A view of the Land + Water WORKS Ambassadors program.
Organization
  • Erb Family Foundation
Published date
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  • Rain Barrel

Southwest Solutions/Detroit Farm & Garden

Southwest Solutions/Detroit Farm & Garden

An example of a retrofit of a historic commercial building in Southwest Detroit to include a green roof and green parking lot.
Organization
  • Erb Family Foundation
  • Detroit Farm and Garden
  • Southwest Solutions
Published date
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  • Green Roof
  • Subsurface Detention