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The Highest Form of Flattery: mimicking wetlands for stormwater management

Wetlands provide numerous ecosystem services that are often completely overridden by the urban environment and fabric of the city grid. Wetlands often exist at locations in the landscape that are competitively desired for anthropogenic uses, such as agriculture – for their fertility – or business -for their adjacency to navigable waters. Historically, wetlands were a […]

Green Funding: Kansas City Region

“The region’s 125 municipalities and nine counties support the MetroGreen Vision, but, while several counties and municipalities have local funding sources, local financial commitments vary widely. Local property, parks, and stormwater taxes…resulted in the first 200 miles of greenway creation.”   Funding the Vision MetroGreen began as a plan to preserve recreational areas for the Mid-America […]

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