Help Sierra Club protect Detroit's water!
Let's stop combined sewage overflows and stormwater pollution by encouraging the use of green infrastructure solutions at the individual, neighborhood, and city levels. Green infrastructure refers to anything that helps prevent rain water from going down the storm drain (i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, trees, and much more).


This picture shows what Detroit's rooftops would look like if they were transformed into "green" roofs.  
Green roofs are designed to support rooftop grasses and plants that can capture and use rainwater. In urban areas they can also reduce the heat absorbed by tar or asphalt roofs.

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  • Rain Gardens to the Rescue --> 2016 Applications It’s raining, it’s pouring, and sewage is overflowing – right into the Rouge and Detroit Rivers!! Help prevent this storm water pollution with Rain Gardens to the Rescue!   The ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 7:03 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Green Your Neighborhood | Saturday, April 2, 2016   Join us for our 4th Green Your Neighborhood community forum!!! Come and hear about the variety of green infrastructure projects happening in Detroit. Attend workshops where you will learn about ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 6:54 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • New Detroit Initiative --> Rain Gardens to the Rescue Sewage and urban runoff are polluting Detroit’s rivers. Help prevent this pollution by putting Rain Gardens to the Rescue! The Rain Gardens to the Rescue program is a series ...
    Posted May 13, 2015, 12:19 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Rain Barrels on the Riverfront
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 8:28 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
  • Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day in Detroit SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day in Detroit with Sierra Club, Keep Growing Detroit, Friends of the Rouge, and Wayne County Community College District. RSVPs encouraged ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 8:27 PM by Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
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