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S17 Episode 03: Water Quality in our Streams: A County Perspective


Mary Beth Falsey, water quality supervisor at DuPage County Stormwater Management, discusses county-wide programs and projects to improve water quality in our rivers and streams.

This episode is part of Series 17: Protecting Our River

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Quote from the episode: “So what we’re seeing is the heavy storms are occurring more often, so I think it’s more important than ever to incorporate resilient native plant communities and green infrastructure and build in harmony with the environment to help reduce the impact that these events have on our communities.”  Mary Beth Falsey

Learn more about DuPage County Stormwater Management resources and initiatives to protect water quality:

Water Quality Improvement Program Grants

DuPage County Stormwater Management Department

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Permeable paver parking lot and detention basin planted with native plants and at Seager Park; this green infrastructure project was funded, in part, by a Water Quality Improvement Program grant from DuPage County Stormwater Management.

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