In this month’s Update, we share our Green Infrastructure toolkit that explains how to best proactively manage flooding and stormwater, introduce you to Driven Doer and co-chair of Delta Emerging Leaders Liz Lyon, and remind you about our upcoming Glass Half Full discussion series focused on models for sustainable community and neighborhood development.
In light of the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma during this particularly destructive hurricane season, we would like to share our recently updated toolkit with you that explains how best to proactively manage flooding and stormwater. Cities and regions nationwide continue to struggle to meet the challenges associated with stormwater management, such as costly flooding and poor water quality….More
How can a toxic, Superfund brownfield site that was once a bustling hosiery factory cleanse its past and start anew? An article in the Post-Tribune explains how Fresh Coast Capital LLC and Delta Institute are working together to plant poplar and cottonwood trees to improve the landscape and cleanse the soil at a vacant site in Gary, Indiana. City Councilwoman…More
This Wisconsin National Resources magazine article explains how government entities, local municipalities and nonprofit organizations, including Delta Institute, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and University of Wisconsin, are working together to develop a phosphorus prioritization plan that identifies recommendations for improving water quality and aquatic habitat.
Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. Meet Liz Lyon, Market Manager with Plant Chicago, a nonprofit in Back of the Yards with a mission to develop circular economies while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities…More