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Conservation Program(s): Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants
Project Title: Restoring Southside Richmond Watersheds (VA)
Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc.
Project ID: 0603.13.040491
Status: Closed
Description: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will seeks to conduct whole-community watershed restoration, education, and conservation activities that will improve the quantity of and awareness about green infrastructure practices in the Broad Rock neighborhood, located in an impoverished and under-served area of urban Southside Richmond, Virginia. The Broad Rock neighborhood contains the Broad Rock and Grindall creek watersheds, as well as a small portion of the Goodes Creek watershed, all of which drain into the James River and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. This project will therefore assist the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Richmond in meeting their target pollution reduction goals identified in their Phase 1 and Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs). The project will restore buffers and eroding streambanks to reduce sediment pollution; reduce nutrient and sediment runoff from residential and commercial properties.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Matching Contribution: $107,902.68
Location: The project will work in the Broad Rock neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. The Broad Rock neighborhood contains the Broad Rock and Grindall creek watersheds, as well as a the Goodes Creek watershed.
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