b'IMPERVIOUS URBAN SURFACESWith almost 70 square miles of impervious surface (roads and rooftops) and 24 square miles of vacant land, Detroit has an opportunity to address combined sewer overflows while beautifying the city. Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) uses plants and landscaping to manage stormwater, keeping stormwater runoff from overwhelming Detroits combined sewer system.FEATURED GRANTSResearch to measure social and economic impacts and inform policy: Detroit Future City to assess the potential market for Detroit GSI jobsEastside Community Network to research opportunities in Detroits newly branded eastside Goodstock neighborhood for offsite compliance under Detroits Drainage ProgramKeep Growing Detroit to study the role of urban agriculture in managing stormwaterThe Nature Conservancy to research alternative compliance options for Detroits new Post Construction Stormwater Ordinance CollaborativeadvocacytoincorporateGSIintocapitalprojectsandworktowards a citywide GSI plan: Alliance for the Great Lakes to encourage the use of GSI along streets, improving pedestrian and biker safetySierra Club to promote GSI policies in Detroit and provide Detroiters with free or low-cost rain barrelsDetroit Greenways Coalition to plan and advocate for inclusion of GSI along bike lanes and greenwaysPlanning and planting GSI throughout the city: Chandler Park Conservancy to install GSI throughout the parkCharles H. Wright Museum of African American History for raised bed gardens for the Freedom School and improved bioswales in the Michigan Science Center parking lotFriends of The Rouge to continue the Rain Gardens to the Rescue program, including the installation of 20 new residential rain gardens in 2018For a complete list of Great Lakes grants, see page 22ENVIRONMENT'