NOAAs green infrastructure tools, training, and informaton includes videos and other resouces that gardens will find useful when considering their future operational procedures.
Green infrastructure—natural and nature-based engineered systems that mimic natural processes—can be used to make communities better prepared and more resilient to extreme weather and coastal hazards that are becoming more frequent with climate change.
Green infrastructure can be something as simple as a vegetated swale that filters runoff from a parking lot or a large wetland that absorbs excess water that would otherwise flood community streets. In addition to hazard reduction, green infrastructure provides many benefits such as climate adaptation, heat reduction, and water quality enhancement. Incorporating green infrastructure into new and existing development can be economical while making communities safer, more environmentally sound, and aesthetically pleasing.
NOS’s Office for Coastal Management has a suite of products communities can use to better understand and implement green infrastructure approaches.