Fund For Lake Michigan

Stormwater Management

Green infrastructure investment reduces runoff, controls flooding and improves water quality

Investing in green infrastructure improves water quality, reduces flooding, and drives innovation. We support projects that use products and technologies designed and built in Southeast Wisconsin. We partnered with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee to create a green stormwater infrastructure system at the Reed Street Yards, a redevelopment along the Menomonee River that will treat all its stormwater onsite. Using PaveDrain, a porous paving system built by a Greenfield company, the project demonstrates a cost-effective way for cities to manage stormwater and decrease runoff and flooding — while also showcasing a locally-produced technology.