Land & Water Program

"SDEV’s Land & Water-Based Programs focus on expanding Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and Urban Agriculture to enhance publicly accessible spaces and improve public health. Our projects engage youth, community, and other volunteers in a collaborative fashion to not only improve their Southwest Detroit neighborhoods but enhance their environmental stewardship."

Healthy Air Program

"SDEV helps residents push for cleaner air rules and helps businesses and institutions directly cut pollution from their operations."

Merritt Street Clean Neighborhoods Project

"This project began in 2013, after the establishment of the bookend gardens, Scarcyny Park and Garden, and Cadillac Urban Gardens. It focuses on cleaning up blight including illegal dumping, graffiti, and burnt, abandoned homes and vehicles."