Stormwater green infrastructure across campus
On our campus, you will find many different designs of green infrastructure to manage stormwater flows before that runoff enters the stormwater or groundwater system. Two stormwater green infrastructure applications are common. First is to slow down the rate at which runoff water from impervious surfaces enters the stormwater system and allow for penetration into groundwater. Second is to act as a catchment, capturing stormwater and road pollutants water is then evaporated by plants or pollutants that are decomposed by the soil microbial community. We find many forms of stormwater green infrastructure on campus and below are links to five examples.The Center for Ecological Planning + Design is developing a Landscape Lab in Research Park to explore the functionality of different green infrastructure designs and different plant compositions.