After successfully implementing green infrastructure plans that manage stormwater runoff and create greener library grounds at Broad Rock Branch, North Avenue Branch, and West End Branch, the Greening Richmond Public Libraries team is shifting its focus to East End Branch Library.
Located at 1200 N. 25th Street in Richmond’s East End, East End Branch Library serves residents of neighborhoods including Church Hill, Fairmount, Fulton, Oakwood, Shockoe Bottom, and Union Hill. Green infrastructure and outdoor amenities are limited at the library, so the planning and design team is seeking input on green infrastructure and outdoor amenities that could be installed around the library.
Share your input by completing this questionnaire by July 1, 2022. Hardcopies of the questionnaire are available at the library.
Share your input by participating in an in-person public meeting at East End Branch Library on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Staff members from Richmond Public Library, Richmond Department of Public Utilities/RVAH2O, James River Association, and Four Winds Design will walk the library grounds with attendees and solicit input. Click here to RSVP.
Participate in a stakeholder meeting
The East End Green Infrastructure Collaborative is convened by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on a quarterly basis. The collaborative is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Contact Christina Bonini of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rain Barrel Workshops
James River Association and Richmond Department of Public Utilities/RVAH2O is hosting a rain barrel workshop on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. This event is now full, but you can sign up to be notified of upcoming workshops here.
About the Greening Richmond Public Libraries Initiative
Stormwater runoff poses one of the biggest threats to the health of the James River by carrying pollution to its tributaries and green infrastructure helps reduce polluted stormwater runoff. The Greening Richmond Public Libraries initiative, a collaboration between Richmond Public Library, City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities/RVAH2O, James River Association, and Four Winds Design, launched in 2019 with the implementation of a green infrastructure plan at Westover Hills Branch Library. Since then, the partners have worked together to engage library users and stakeholders in planning and design processes that resulted in the implementation of green infrastructure plans at Broad Rock Branch, North Avenue Branch, and West End Branch. The primary goal of these plans is to manage stormwater on library grounds through the installation of green infrastructure.
Questions about the Greening Richmond Public Libraries initiative can be directed to Justin Doyle, the James River Association’s Director of Community Conservation, at email@example.com.
Many Thanks to our Partners
The initiative is funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under a 319 grant to the James River Association. Additional support is provided by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Altria, City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities/RVAH2O, James River Association, Richmond Public Library, Richmond Public Library Foundation, and Virginia Department of Forestry.