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Green Infrastructure

What is Green Infrastructure?

According to USEPA, Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage water and create healthier urban environments.  At the scale of a city or county, green infrastructure refers to the patchwork of natural areas that provides habitat, flood protection, cleaner air, and cleaner water. At the scale of a neighborhood or site, green infrastructure refers to stormwater management systems that mimic nature by soaking up and storing water.

Ohio EPA: What is Green Infrastructure?

Where can I learn more about Green Infrastructure?

"Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure - Financing Options and Resources for Local Decision Makers" - USEPA

"Green Infrastructure: Strategies for Planning, Funding, and Retro-Fitting Sustainability into Existing Urban Infrastructure" - Kinzelman Kline Gossman & Strand Associates

ODNR's Rainwater and Land Development Manual

Ohio EPA's Community Guide to the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund

ODOT's Information Page on Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs