Thursday, July 13, 2023
Boston Square Neighborhood Association
1551 Kalamazoo St
Se Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Join the West Michigan Environmental Action Council for a Community Conversation on Green Infrastructure: Learn about Nature-Based Solutions and become a Hero in your backyard!
Green Infrastructure is when urban spaces are designed to help manage environmental health and natural resources, particularly stormwater and greenspaces. Green Infrastructure helps mitigate environmental issues such as localized flooding, water quality and urban heat island effect. This reduces the health impacts of the developed environment, works to restore native ecosystems, provides habitat and food for wildlife.
Learn more about this important infrastructure from Carlos Calderon, Director of Sustainable Community Development. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about important initiatives and resources from our community partners. Community Partners include: NAACP Greater Grand Rapids,The Grand Rapids Climate Coalition, and Grand Valley State University Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. The first five guests to arrive will receive a native plant that can be used to start their own rain garden.