Elk Rapids Leaders Approve Green Infrastructure Resolution

Elk Rapids is taking a big leap towards being environmentally friendly.

Leaders approved a Green Infrastructure Resolution for the village.

It's one way they're trying to make sure Grand Traverse Bay is clean for generations to come.

9 &10's Megan Woods has details on what this resolution includes and how it will make a difference.

“Basically what it says is we are committing to green infrastructure whenever it is viable and affordable,” says village manager Bill Cooper.

A green infrastructure resolution to protect this precious resource.

Nathan Griswold, Inhabitect, LLC President says, “Another way to think about green infrastructure is thinking about living infrastructure so plants are involved in most green infrastructure elements. There's many different types of technologies, green vegetated roof tops, living walls, permeable pavement, rain barrels, rain gardens.”

Elk Rapids already has their eye on their first green infrastructure project, a rain garden for storm water runoff from their harbor's parking lot.

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