Walkable Watershed Communities

Skeo Solutions is committed to promoting the Walkable Watershed concept and supporting communities by helping them adapt this approach to their unique geography, resident needs and vision for creating a thriving future. Our Walkable Watershed pilot communities are listed below.

Charlottesville Walkable Watershed Community (Charlottesville, VA)
Building on existing planning efforts to identify early wins that meet multiple program goals. Please visit the project page to learn more.

Lynchburg Walkable Watershed Community (Lynchburg, VA)
Integrating improved access and stormwater management strategies with Safe Routes to Schools initiatives. Please visit the project page to learn more.

Petersburg Walkable Watershed Community (Petersburg, VA)
Launching in Spring 2015, please check the project page for updates.

Sausal Creek Walkable Watershed Community (Oakland, CA)
The Walkable Watershed project in Oakland’s Fruitvale community aims to rally community leaders around watershed revitalization. The goals include improving community and watershed connectivity, engaging youth, building on the efforts of the vibrant art community, and building an action plan. Learn more on the project page.

Raleigh Walkable Watershed Community (Raleigh, NC)
After working with community members, non-profit organizations, students and local government representatives in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Walkable Watershed Concept Plan for the lower Little Rock Creek watershed is now available.  Developed, funded and facilitated by Skeo Solutions, the City of Raleigh was selected for the project through a competitive process. To learn more, please visit the project page.

Bellemeade Walkable Watershed Community (Richmond, VA)
The Walkable Watershed process has been embraced by the Bellemeade community located in the Goodes Watershed in southside Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, please visit the Bellemeade Walkable Watershed Pilot page.

Cortland Walkable Watershed (Cortland, NY)
As a headwaters community of the Chesapeake Bay, the City of Cortland recognizes an opportunity to reduce its stormwater impacts, improve community of quality of life and reconnect the City to its former industrial waterfront. Please check the project page to learn more.

Pilot Walkable Watershed Community
Interested in becoming a walkable watershed pilot community? Please contact Alisa Hefner for more information.

Other Communities

Communities around the country are also embracing a walkable watershed approach to improve their water quality and quality of life. Contact Alisa Hefner to add your community to this growing list!

Chollas Creek 
The San Diego Foundation approved a $35k grant for the “Chollas Creek Walkable Watershed Initiative”, a project with goals of “transforming a degraded lot into a school-community pocket park, increasing green space, encouraging walkability, and inspiring urban greening advocacy.” For more information, please read the press release.

Seattle, Washington 
West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion where residents can take guided walks through Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds. The walks “help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks, inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health.” For more information about the Fauntleroy Watershed Walk, please click here. The High Point Neighborhood Walk focuses on low impact development, green stormwater infrastructure, transportation, and sustainability.

Clean Rivers, Green District Partnership
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia, and D.C. Water have joined in a partnership agreement to use green techniques for wet weather pollution control in the District. The “Clean Rivers, Green District” agreement outlines the collaborative steps to support green infrastructure to achieve sustainable stormwater management, more livable communities, and other environmental improvements in the District.

“The Clean Rivers, Green District Partnership aims to prevent pollution from coming in contact with rainwater in the first place, while also providing public health, livability, and economic benefits for the District and its residents.”