The Airport Gateway Business Improvement District was proud to host a guided group bus tour for the StormCon convention, held in Milwaukee September 13-15, 2021. This afternoon tour provided attendees from around the country with a unique glimpse of a wide variety of modern sustainable stormwater management features and installations located throughout Milwaukee’s far southside region. Led by Gateway to Milwaukee Executive Director Leif Otteson, along with other guest speakers – this tour emphasized the real-world application of sustainable stormwater management on a variety of scales. Attendees were able to get up close and personal with existing installations, from large scale municipal and midsize commercial, to public parks and river re-naturalization.
Garden District/Gateway region landmarks that were visited included:
- The Energy Exchange at 4121 S. 6th Street
- The Green Corridor & Garden District Park
- The Verdant (formally home to the Hahlbeck Greenhouses farm)
- Pulaski Park – KK River Re-naturalization
StormCon is North America’s most tightly focused event dedicated exclusively to elevating and advancing the science and practice of stormwater pollution minimization and prevention. Every year since 2002, StormCon has brought together stormwater and surface water quality professionals from all over the world who are seeking the most up-to-date industry news, breakthroughs in water technology, and the best products and services available in the water sector.
This event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Gateway region and our green infrastructure initiatives on a national level.