Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Pilot Program
Project DocumentsFact Sheet Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program RFP
Green infrastructure is a cost-effective approach to water management that restores or mimics the natural water cycle. With funding from the Erb Family Foundation, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) will help catalyze the adoption of green infrastructure practices and policies across the binational Great Lakes Basin.
The GLC’s Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Pilot Program will bring together green infrastructure leaders and help them share their knowledge. The program will create a peer-to-peer mentoring network of “green infrastructure champions” and “emerging champions” that will help heal the fractured water cycle in mid-sized municipalities across the binational Great Lakes region. The program will also examine green infrastructure policy barriers and opportunities and share the findings with its membership and key regional stakeholders.
A sister project, the Great Lakes Stormwater Technology Transfer Collaborative, is aimed at creating a stormwater technology sharing collaborative. Also funded by the Erb Family Foundation, the two efforts will work in tandem to reduce physical and institutional barriers to a more holistic and effective approach to stormwater management.
Funding for this project is provided by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.