Stormwater & Green InfrastructureMost people live in increasingly impervious worlds—sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and buildings fill the environment. Hard surfaces don’t absorb rain, letting it run off, flow into nearby waterways, and carry accumulated contaminants. As climate change brings bigger, more frequent storms, managing this precipitation as it hits the ground is even more critical to prevent flooding and protect water quality. Simple solutions, including installing rain gardens, can help by bringing green back into the environment.
Programs & Initiatives
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announces funding for five new research projects
- Illinois students help with green infrastructure research and win ASLA award
- Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report reveals dramatic phosphorus reductions from point source sector
- Water quality team celebrates 100th birthday of Red Oak Rain Garden trees
- Rainscaping education helps communities prevent polluted runoff