Green

  • Whitehall project makes SEMCOG Green Streets Guidebook

    Whitehall project makes SEMCOG Green Streets Guidebook

    September 10, 2013

    The City of Whitehall reconstructed Lake Street as a green street last fall. The low impact design features are working so well that one of the storm water outfalls has yet to see water! Lake Street is located on the east side of White Lake, an EPA designated Area of Concern. Whitehall’s Lake Street has […]

  • Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    May 24, 2013

    Did your community experience flooding and subsequent issues this spring?  Have you considered using Low Impact Development (LID) or stormwater best management practices for your storm sewer system? Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. gave a presentation yesterday at the American Public Works (APWA) conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Belaire, Michigan, about how […]

  • Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    July 10, 2012

    Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]