** MBI MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR **
Presenter: Pat Sauer, CPSS, CPESC, Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership - Ames, IA
Utilizing green infrastructure allows for best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to treat stormwater. Green infrastructure usually relies on plants, soil, gravel and other filter media to remove pollutants in stormwater whereas grey infrastructure directs stormwater collected from streets and other impervious surfaces to storm drains that discharge to underground pipes that eventually discharge to a local waterbody such as a stream, lake or pond. Impervious surfaces collect pollutants from motor vehicle drippings, fertilizers, pet waste and other sources that impact the quality of water in our local streams.
In this webinar, we will explore green infrastructure BMP’s that can be used on new and redeveloped sites, including soil quality restoration, rain gardens, bioretention cells, bioswales, permeable pavers, retention basins and wetlands, many of which have been and are being installed throughout Iowa.