Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage water and create healthier urban environments. At the scale of a city or county, green infrastructure refers to the patchwork of natural areas that provides habitat, flood protection, cleaner air and cleaner water. At the scale of a neighborhood or site, green infrastructure refers to stormwater management systems that mimic nature by soaking up and storing water. Green Infrastructure includes raingardens, bioswales, green roofs, and permeable pavements.

Click on any of the images below to view each type of Green Infrastructure provided by the Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District