Plant Selection for Green Infrastructure
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Jason Cooper

ECT will present the green infrastructure plant selection tool recently launched for The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (District). The assignment was organized to help the District's project partners with selection of plants for green infrastructure applications. The Tool is an easy-to-use excel spreadsheet intended for broad distribution. The District recognizes the important role that plants play in green infrastructure, but also understands that the conditions they must survive can be challenging. This Tool allows users to select those conditions and narrow down a master list of plants to reveal the ones most suited to their particular site. Options for selecting plants for an ornamental or naturalized planting approach are provided as well as cost and maintenance considerations. Session objectives include: 1. Learn how to simplify and standardize the design process for native landscaping, rain gardens, green roofs, bioswales, and bioretention basins. 2. Learn how to assist partners in choosing proper vegetation for a variety of scenarios 3. Identify the factors that influence the Operation and Maintenance cost and time associated with proper vegetation maintenance.

Location Name
National Harbor 5
Full Address
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St
Fort Washington, MD 20745
United States