In April 2013, a two-day storm left some neighborhoods of Chicago inundated with floodwater. The city’s Department of Planning and Development is attempting to mitigate future flooding by creating receptor sites throughout a section of the impacted area in East Garfield Park and North Lawndale. Quercus Consulting has assisted with this project in multiple ways. During the design phase, we led the community engagement effort, meeting frequently with local residents and non-profit leaders who will become the long-term stewards of the sites. We created the maintenance manual for the community stewards, a resource which will be useful to other communities as well. During the construction phase, we conducted site visits to ensure the plant material and handscapes were high quality and installed according to the specifications. Quercus is a sub-consultant to AECOM on this project.