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South suburbs are becoming greener

The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.

Green infrastructure is the use of native plants and other techniques to control stormwater where it falls, rather than sending it downstream to adjacent communities or into often undersized aging pipes. In addition to reducing the amount of stormwater that enters our waterways and pipes, the benefits include habitat for flora and fauna, improved aesthetics, and often increased property values…Please click here to read Ed Paesel’s editorial column in the Times.

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