About Us

The Community Greening Project is a collaboration between departments at Virginia Commonwealth University, the City of Richmond, Armstrong High School as well as several neighborhood associations with a goal of reducing the overall environmental impact of stormwater on the James River and improving our community health. The project was made possible with funding from the EPA's Urban Waters Small Grants Program. Throughout the project we will be attending meetings with neighborhood associations in our study area to gather feedback from community members in person and on line. We will use this feedback to develop community greening plan with recommendations for community greening projects. Final recommendations will also identify potential funding sources for community greening projects as well as other community organizations that can help implement them.  Stay tuned for project updates. 


In the News

VCU tackles urban runoff pollution through EPA grant

Armstrong HS students, VCU researchers to develop community stormwater map


Project Collaborators

Carver Area Civic Improvement league

The Historic Jackson Ward Association

Monroe Ward Neighborhood Association

Armstrong High School


Richmond Department of Public Utilities

Richmond Public Arts Comission

VCU Center for Environmental Studies

VCU Office of Sustainability

VCU Rice Rivers Center



VCU Division of Community Engagement 

Upcoming Meetings

Jackson Ward

Date: Tuesday, March 21

Time: 6 PM

Location: UNOS building 

501 North 2nd Street


Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 7 PM

Location: VCU Division of Community Engagement office

1103 W. Marshall St.


Questions? Comments? Ideas? We want to hear them all! 

Get in touch with the Community Greening Project by emailing: 

Jennifer Ciminelli

Research and Data Coordinator, VCU Rice Rivers Center



Wyatt Carpenter

Projects and Program Coordinator, VCU Office of Sustainability 



Learn More

To learn more about stormwater in the City of Richmond, visit RVA H2O.