Stormwater Experts Go Green

(Left to right) The 2020 Chicago River Summit featured speakers: Mollie Dowling, Kevin Shafer, Palencia Mobley, and Mary Pat McGuire.

If you missed the 2020 Chicago River Summit, “Soaking It In: A Regional Vision for Nature-Based Green Infrastructure” you can learn about groundbreaking research and approaches to managing stormwater using nature-based solutions on Friends’ YouTube Channel where the informative presentations of our five featured speakers are posted. At the summit, Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; Mary Pat McGuire, landscape architecture professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mollie Dowling, executive director of OAI, Inc; Palencia Mobley, deputy director & chief engineer of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department; and Adam Flickinger, planning director at Friends, shared their green infrastructure successes and delved into how to create more resilient cities using nature-based stormwater management approaches to reduce impacts on their communities and natural resources. Don’t miss the chance to learn from these experts.