Sustainable Models for GI Maintenance

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This report on Sustainable Models for Green Infrastructure Maintenance in the Great Lakes Region summarizes the findings of a 2016 convening in Buffalo, NY of local government, land bank, sewer district, nonprofit, landscape, and community and workforce development professionals from around the Great Lakes.

The report outlines a wide variety of installation and maintenance funding streams and proven strategies to maximize workforce development opportunities, in addition to other design and management approaches. Recommendations from various sectors (municipal and local government, landscape and design, workforce development, and funding) are digested from the wealth of information provided by the meeting participants. In addition, worksheets on identifying stakeholders, assessing conditions, and preparing for maintenance are provided in the appendix alongside agenda notes.