Opti and Greenleaf Advisors Announce Partnership to Bring Innovation to Stormwater Management in Illinois

OptiRTC, Inc. (Opti) today announced a partnership with Greenleaf Advisors to serve as an extension of its go-to-market team and expand its presence across Illinois. Through this partnership, Greenleaf will assist in bringing Opti’s cloud-based solutions for improved stormwater management to public entities serving communities and commercial landowners in the region.

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Work on Public-Private Partnerships Initiative in the Great Lakes to address green stormwater infrastructure

Greenleaf Advisors has assisted Environmental Consulting and Technology (ECT) in evaluating market-based approaches to green infrastructure and to review reports including “Assessing the Market Size for Large-Scale Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin.” The P3GreatLakes Initiative, led by ECT and funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, addresses the investment gap between federal funding for infrastructure and actual infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes basin.

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Dr. Warren Dick presents on gypsum webinars

The webinar, “Building Profitability and Protecting Water Quality through Gypsum”, was hosted by the Partnership for Ag Resource Management on December 15, 2015. Dr. Warren Dick, professor of soil and environmental science at The Ohio State University, presented on the current state of the science on the effectiveness and applicability of gypsum as a soil amendment. Cory Schurman, National Sales Manager from Gypsoil, discussed the value gypsum offers to growers through improved productivity and sustainability.

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Research results in Indiana show gypsum reduces soluble reactive phosphorus on agricultural lands

Excess nutrients run off fields into waterways where they contribute to toxic algal blooms that threaten public health, as well as eutrophication that harms aquatic life. One best practice that improves soil conditions is the use of calcium sulfate (gypsum) as a soil amendment; it improves nutrient uptake by the plants and reduces loss from the fields into the waterways.

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