Innovations to Improve Stormwater Treatment

Purpose

We propose to test innovative environmental approaches to treating stormwater, using varied hydroperiods and native plants (at multiple diversity levels) to address not just suspended solids (as in conventional stormwater ponds) but also nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus, thus achieving beneficial outcomes for streams, wetlands and nearshore waters of Great Lakes watersheds.

Objective

With our partners, the Wisconsin Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Law Institute, we will identify opportunities within the Pensaukee Watershed (Green Bay) to improve stormwater treatment so that fewer nutrients will make their way to coastal wetlands and nearshore waters.

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Accountability, Monitoring, Collaboration, Education, Partnership
GLRI_00E00647-0
2010
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Stormwater Planning, Implementation
We propose to test innovative environmental approaches to treating stormwater, using varied hydroperiods and native plants (at multiple diversity levels) to address not just suspended solids (as in conventional stormwater ponds) but also nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus, thus achieving beneficial outcomes for streams, wetlands and nearshore waters of Great Lakes watersheds.
 
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