The second and final Regional Green Infrastructure Roundtable held this year took place at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences on October 28th. This series of gatherings was intended to create a set of prioritized strategies and collaborative steps to effectively promote and implement green infrastructure in the region. The goal of the series was to identify areas where more support is needed and brainstorm a range of options to overcome social, financial, and political barriers.
The events were the function of a partnership with Clean Wisconsin, which is based out of Madison.
One of the major obstacles to green infrastructure implementation lies in the cost and availability of maintenance, as well as the fluctuations in public and private support. A variety of stakeholders present were able to provide a unique and diverse array of opinions on these challenges and a range of strategies that will hopefully be implemented around the region.
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