We’re here to work with our community to reduce polluted runoff to local rivers. This means reshaping urban land to absorb water where it falls. Our projects are exciting! Groups below have jumped in to make them happen, and you can, too. Contact us, to become a collaborator!
NewGround is a partner for leaders who are restoring our waters, land and communities, including La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group. The team develops tools and outreach programs that inspire citizens to transform situations that matter to all of us. Their leadership of our local stormwater outreach programs, year after year, moves us closer to the goal of healthy local waters.
In 2016 we completed an extensive stormwater management and education project with Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area. The group’s ReStore is a building materials retail outlet that accepts and sells donated items. This diverts tons of material from the landfill. Store proceeds are used to build homes for local families. Learn more about our Soak It Up! project at the ReStore.
Coulee Region Ecoscapes worked with us to construct stormwater management infrastructure at Habitat For Humanity ReStore, educated visitors during the process, and now supports Habitat with maintenance. They continue to collaborate with us on projects such as stormwater management at Hamilton Elementary, and have worked with two of our Soak It Up! Award winners. The group’s regularly incorporates water friendly practices in all residential and commercial landscaping design and construction projects.