Harambee + Riverworks Green Infrastructure Best Management Practices Plan

Groundwork Milwaukee received a Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grant from Wisconsin Department of Administration to develop a Green Infrastructure Plan for the northern Harambee neighborhood and Riverworks Business Improvement Districts area. Groundwork Milwaukee hired Marek Landscaping, LLC to develop this plan, which identifies potential sites for green infrastructure, describes the practices that are appropriate for this area, and prioritizes their implementation.

The plan aims to meet the goals set forth by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District’s 2035 Vision document by utilizing distributed, localized stormwater practices to capture the first 0.5 inch rainfall, reduce flooding pressures, and prepare the City of Milwaukee for larger and more frequent storms expected from climate change.