Des Moines selected for Greening America’s Capitals project


Photo by jimmywayne, Flickr.
Photo by jimmywayne, Flickr.

Des Moines has been selected this year as one of five cities to take part in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals project.

This project incorporates green building and green infrastructure strategies on parts of the cities, which can be used as a model for future construction projects.

In Des Moines, the project will focus on the 6th Avenue Corridor. The environmentally friendly plans include adding street trees, permeable pavement and rain gardens.

Read more from Iowa Public Radio here.