Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Program

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Victoria Pebbles
Program Director
Great Lakes Commission
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Green Infrastructure Champions Workshops

Gary, Indiana Workshop Recap

On Thursday, June 20 2019, the Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions partners with the City of Gary to host a knowledge transfer workshop in Gary that brought together municipal officials, planners, and consultants together to share lessons learned and learn about green infrastructure opportunities in the Great Lakes region. The workshop featured talks from representatives from the Gary Stormwater Management Department, Gary Sanitary District, Northwest Indiana Forum, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Holden Forest and Gardens, U.S. Geological Survey, Town of Merrillville, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the Great Lakes Commission. 

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Workshop Objectives

  • Learn how Gary and other communities engage with residents to design and build green infrastructure (GI)
  • Share and discuss successes and future opportunities for green infrastructure in Gary and other Great Lakes cities
  • Provide an avenue for new and emerging green infrastructure champions to learn from local experts as they share their lessons learned about planning, design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance

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Photos

Brenda Scott-Henry from the Gary Stormwater Management District kicks off the Green Infrastructure Champions workshop.

Brenda Scott-Henry from the Gary Stormwater Management District kicks off the Green Infrastructure Champions workshop. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Dave Lampe from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presents on research documenting stormwater reductions from green infrastructure at Gary’s City Hall (see installation below). Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Sandra Albro from Holden Forest and Garden presents on the Vacant to Vibrant program.

Sandra Albro from Holden Forest and Garden presents on the Vacant-to-Vibrant program. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Audience members ask questions about green infrastructure efforts in Gary, Indiana. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Drew Williams from the Center for Neighborhood Technology presents on the Gary/CNT Partnership for Resilient Water Infrastructure. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Panelists discuss opportunities and lessons learned about green infrastructure in Indiana. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

USGS monitoring equipment outside Gary City Hall. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

 

Dave Lampe from USGS describes the green infrastructure installation and monitoring efforts at Gary City Hall. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

Green infrastructure installation at Gary City Hall. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC.

For more information about this workshop, contact Ned Willig ([email protected])

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