Public lands are spaces shared by the whole community. They include parks, schools, municipal facilities and places of worship. In urban areas, public lands can amount to 20% of the total area, and account for much of the open green space in our communities. These green spaces are ideal for implementing green infrastructure practices like low impact development (LID).
By implementing LID practices on public lands sites, you can help to enhance how stormwater is managed in older areas built before modern stormwater controls, improve water quality, and above all, create beautiful green spaces. LID will help you meet municipal, provincial and federal regulations as well as your own sustainability targets.
Do you manage a public lands site such as a park, school, municipal facility or place of worship? Are you looking for ways to meet regulatory requirements, support your organization’s sustainability targets, improve your community and show your commitment to the local environment? This guide can show you how.
The Low Impact Development Public Lands Retrofits provides you with information, guidance, case studies and tools to help you implement and operate an LID practice on properties of any size.