Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) prevent erosion of valuable land and the degradation of precious water resources.
Our portfolio includes many award-winning projects involving green infrastructure enhancements. We understand that no BMP can truly be called “sustainable” unless it is affordable, constructible, and maintainable.
HR Green has experience with green infrastructure improvements, including rain gardens/bio-swales, regenerative stormwater conveyance systems, bioretention systems, planters and green catch basins, iron enhanced sand filters, filtration trenches, and permeable pavers.
Green Infrastructure Experience
Camp Creek Stream Bank Restoration
Des Moines, IA
The project addressed erosion along nearly 1,000 feet of stream bank using bio-engineered methods.
Dry Creek Restoration
Fort Madison, IA
Following damage sustained during high flow events in the spring of 2013, a stream assessment concluded that ongoing stream bank erosion and failure in the lower reaches required repair.
Detention Basin Retrofits
St. Peters, MO
In 2012, the City of St. Peters began a comprehensive citywide stormwater management program (SMP) aimed at preserving natural habitat, flood mitigation, creek bank stabilization and detention basin rehabilitation/retrofit, all with the goal of reducing property losses and pollution, and increasing water quality.
International Plaza Drive Reconstruction
St. Ann, MO
International Plaza Drive is a collector roadway in the northern section of the City of St. Ann that serves as a major entry point into the City. Innovative water quality measures were used to address the water quality requirements of the project.
The Woodlands Neighborhood Green Initiative Infrastructure
The Village of Hinsdale, Illinois commissioned two separate engineering studies to determine options for improvements to the storm water management and aging/deteriorating infrastructure of the Woodlands Neighborhood.
County Highway 19 Stormwater Re-Use Project
Washington County, MN
A two-mile long county road expansion was designed to provide nutrient and suspended solid load reductions to downstream water bodies.
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail
St. Paul, MN
Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) and City of St. Paul selected the team of HR Green and Inter-Fluve to conduct a feasibility study, develop concept plans and final design, complete three construction bid packages and construction oversight for the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail.
Nontraditional BMP in Narrow ROW
Maryland Heights, MO
Essex Avenue was one of the first roadway projects in St. Louis to satisfy the water quality stormwater requirements of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD). These requirements center on the treatment of stormwater runoff before discharge into natural waters.
Lake in the Hills Fen Conservation Area Master Plan
Lake in the Hills, IL
This 234 acre site contains sensitive features including a fen, creek and wetlands. HR Green analyzed the opportunities and constraints of these features and assessed the feasibility of site improvements to limit impact upon native plant and wildlife communities.
Quarry Hill Ravine and Park Restoration
Quarry Hill Park is one of Rochester’s most popular recreational resources. In recent years, urban development upstream from the park has increased the flow of surface water through the park’s ravines.
Niles Community Rain Garden
The Village of Niles, Illinois and the Coca-Cola Corporation sought to transform a neglected parcel of public property, to create an appealing park site that would serve to educate public officials and area residents by demonstrating the theory of using rain gardens to retain and cleanse storm water runoff.