DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will help organize a conference on developing eco-friendly infrastructure projects.
Organizers say it will be the first conference centered on using green infrastructure with a primary goal of protecting surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The event is scheduled for May 31 through June 2 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Green infrastructure uses natural features such as vegetation and wetlands to prevent stormwater pollution rather than so-called gray infrastructure such as pipelines and wastewater-treatment systems.
The conference is intended for engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, academics, government officials and other with interest in the topic.