MMSD Green Infrastructure & Public Outreach
Marek Landscaping, LLC has worked with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) as a subconsultant on several green infrastructure and public outreach projects throughout Milwaukee County.
The 30th Street Industrial Corridor is undergoing an extensive transformation from an underutilized former manufacturing region into a thriving hub of economic and social activity. As part of the initiative, Marek is working with Clean Wisconsin to provide Green Infrastructure education and resources to the neighborhood. This entailed designing and assisting with the installation for three community and five residential rain gardens, training of MMSD interns, assistance selecting ideal sites for community and residential rain gardens, and follow up visits to assist homeowners with maintenance.
The City of Brown Deer’s Neighborhood Outreach and Green Infrastructure Installation initiative’s aim is to educate the community about the importance of green infrastructure and to gain support for its implementation. Marek is working with URS Corporation to help meet the MMSD’s goals to capture stormwater through green infrastructure. Marek’s services included attending and speaking at several social events and workshops to engage citizens in determining potential locations for rain gardens and rain barrels. Marek also assisted in the installation of green infrastructure, including 13 rain gardens on privately and publicly-owned property.