J.W. Winco’s sedum green roof now saves their business money and reduces stormwater runoff | © Sean Foltz We can all play an important role in improving our local rivers, and redesigning your property is just one step in this process. This is why… Read more »
Sean works to promote green infrastructure in Milwaukee, a concept that includes specific engineering and policy tools to improve the way Wisconsin can manage their water resources. Sean works with a variety of groups to achieve this goal, including grassroots environmental organizations, business interests, as well as local and state agencies.
Sean joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to American Rivers, he Directed the Midwest Lakes Policy Center and worked in the Kingdom of Tonga for the U.S. Peace Corps.
B.S. Environmental Biology/Technical Writing from St. Mary’s University, and the University of Oregon. Graduate Studies and Fellowship at the University of Chicago and the Shedd Aquarium.Wolf River
Blog Posts By This Author
Trinity Church green roof in Milwaukee, WI | © Mike Jozwik Just recently, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Commission approved a new Regional Green Infrastructure Plan for their service area. American Rivers played a role in helping… Read more »
Green roofs are one of the tools American Rivers uses to help manage stormwater runoff | © Etera American Rivers has been working for years to help create a vision for a new normal for infrastructure in this country. The rapid growth in populations acr… Read more »
Installation of Milkwaukee’s Southside urban community gardens | Sean Foltz American Rivers and the Garden District Neighborhood Association recently received a grant through Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District’s Green Infrastructure Partnersh… Read more »
Sean Foltz accepts an award on behalf of American Rivers from Antonio Perez, Director of the Housing Authority and Willie Hines, Alderman | Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee American Rivers was recently recognized for their work with the Housi… Read more »
American Rivers recently completed retrofitting over 12 acres of impervious surface in the Wilson Park Creek Subwatershed. One of the projects was a 4,987 square foot roof at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee’s building at 4707 S. 13th St. which h… Read more »
Here in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes the green economy is taking hold. But, what exactly is the green economy? The United Nations defines the green economy as an “economy that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly… Read more »
Green Roof Installation in Milwaukee, WI American Rivers has recently completed a 4,000 square foot green roof in Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic watershed, at the Energy Exchange. This project will reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, and result in… Read more »