Greening Richmond Public Libraries

Improving the health of the James River by reducing stormwater pollution

The James River Association is working alongside Richmond Public Libraries, RVAH2O, and Four Winds Design to design and install green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater at Broad Rock Branch, North Avenue Branch, and West End Branch.

Participate in an Upcoming Charrette
In-person and virtual design charrettes are scheduled during the month of July 2020 to solicit feedback on green infrastructure practices that could be implemented at Broad Rock Branch, North Avenue Branch, and West End Branch. In-person charrettes will be held at each library and will include a tour of the library grounds. Virtual charrettes will be facilitated by James River Association staff members via Zoom.
Community Conservation

  Richmond Public Libraries Charettes

Get Involved!

Let your voice be heard! Join JRA and partners as we explore opportunities for greening our library outdoor spaces. Register for a Charrette.

We will be holding River Hero Home month activities out of Belmont, Ginter Park, and Hull Street Branch Libraries in October 2020.  Please keep an eye on our River Hero Homes page for details and Become a Hero today

Looking to get your hands dirty? We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with plantings at the libraries and to paint the Richmond Public Library’s mascot, Ripple the Otter, on storm drains around the libraries. To be added to our volunteer list and be kept up to date on opportunities, sign up for our volunteer email list!

    Westover Hills Branch Library Goes Green!

The Westover Hills Library Advisory Group began the Rain Garden project in 2015 and has completed three phases to date. This effort included the installation of rain gardens, conservation landscaping, and storm drain art. An educational sign about the project will be installed at the library in the summer of 2020.

    Many Thanks to our Partners

This initiative is supported by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Altria, James River Association, RVAH2O, Richmond Public Libraries, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.