Resources

Browse these green infrastructure resources to find tools, expert organizations, fact sheets, and continuing education opportunities.

Green Infrastructure Resources

Organizations

On this page, you will find a list of organizations who promote, support, and fund green infrastructure projects.

Academic/Education

National

Nonprofit/Regional Alliance

Associations & Professional Societies

Research Institutions

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Resources for Experts

In this section we provide detailed information for engineers, public works professionals, landscape architects and others tasked with designing, building and maintaining green infrastructure best management practice facilities.

Fact Sheets: 

A series of low-impact development (LID) fact sheets to help raise awareness of functions and designs for common LID and Green Infrastructure practices: Rain GardensStormwater PlantersPorous PavementDry WellsVegetated Filter StripsWater Quality Swales, Soakage TrenchesVegetated Roofs and Infiltration Testing.

Oregon Rain Garden Guide:

A how-to guide to help you design and build a rain garden to treat the stormwater runoff from your own home or business. You don't have to be a landscape professional to use this guide. It provides the necessary information to safely build and maintain a rain garden, along with references for more detailed guidance for special conditions. It provides information specific to Oregon's conditions, including the rainfall and appropriate plants for your site.

Low Impact Development in Western Oregon: A practical guide for watershed health: 

This document will help your jurisdiction address MS4 and TMDL regulatory requirements for water quality during the “post-construction” phase. Once you adapt this to your jurisdiction, the resulting document will be one component of meeting your post-construction stormwater management goals.

Seattle Public Utility Design Checklists: 

Feasibility and design requirements for different BMPs from the City of Seattle, Washington.