Fund For Lake Michigan

Urban Green Spaces as Hot Spots for Nutrient Retention

  • Grant Recipient: Marquette University
  • Amount: $44,278
  • Year: 2018
  • Watershed: Kinnickinnic River, Menomonee River, Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Green Infrastructure

Urban farms, green roofs, storm water, trees, and other forms of green infrastructure can contribute to phosphorus runoff in urban environments. Marquette University will conduct research to determine which soil mixes and irrigation strategies maximize nutrient retention in green infrastructure and urban gardens given local conditions and soil types.  The results will enable those already committed to green infrastructure to further their contributions to improved water quality.

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