Michigan’s first ‘green road’ protects a lake

The city of Whitehall, in West Michigan, recently completed the state’s first “green road.” The $1 million project, which was partially funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, transformed a half-mile of city street into a state-of-the-art stormwater collection and natural filtration system.

The project captures and filters stormwater from 60 acres of streets and industrial land. It will reduce the volume of pollutants draining off the land and into White Lake, which is a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Read more here.

 

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