The City of Lynchburg is partnering with the James River Association, Skeo Solutions, the Center for Watershed Protection, and EcoSystem Services Inc. on a Walkable Watershed process for the Fairview Heights Neighborhood located in the Fishing Creek watershed.
Please click here to download a copy of the Walkable Watershed Concept Plan for the Fairview Heights Neighborhood. Additional information about the project is provided below.
Project Updates & Events
Most recent updates are listed first. Please check back often for updates.
Free Rain Barrels and Chance to Win an Environmentally Friendly Landscape Makeover
As part of this grant-funded project, James River Association will be installing 50 rain barrels in the Fairview Heights neighborhood. Please contact Rob Campbell with questions at email@example.com or 434-944-7975 to schedule a time for volunteers to install your rain barrel! Residents are also eligible to enter a drawing for a free native planting landscape done on their property in early spring 2017. To sign up for a rain barrel and/or to enter a drawing for a free native landscape, click HERE!
August 2016 – Concept Plan Available
Based on public input from two public events and City staff feedback, the Walkable Watershed Concept Plan is available for download here. The plan outlines strategies to improve walkability, safety and stormwater water management.
April 25, 2016 – 5:30pm-7pm Trash Cleanup at Younger Park
Join the James River Association for a cleanup in Younger Park! Our Walkable Watershed projects enhances the connection of people and the river, and cleanups are a big first step. All equipment, bags, and gloves will be provided. Bring friends and family!
Please email Rob Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
April 23, 2016 – 10am-3:30pm Rain Garden Workshop and Installation
Join the City of Lynchburg, Middle James Roundtable, and the James River Association to learn about rain gardens, which are a beautiful way to reduce polluted runoff entering local waterways and the James River. From 10-Noon, participants will learn about the value of rain gardens and tips to install one at their own home including garden sizing, soil preparation, plant choices and pollution reduction. Lunch will be provided from Noon-1pm. Volunteers will get hands-on experience by installing plants for a public rain garden at Fairview Heights Community Center in Lynchburg. Pre-registration is required. Please click here to register!
Free Rain Barrels Available!
As part of this grant-funded project, James River Association will be installing 50 rain barrels in the Ridge Street Community. Please contact Amber Ellis to schedule a time for volunteers to install your rain barrel! Click here to email her or call her at: (804) 788.8811 ext.205.
October 10, 2015 – Fairview Heights Fall Festival
Please join us to learn more about the Walkable Watershed project and review a draft concept plan. Live band and food will be provided.
January 29, 2015 – Community Input Session
Please join us to learn more about the project and share your thoughts on where to improve walking and biking and encourage creek stewardship.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fairview Commnunity Center, 3621 Campbell Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Download the meeting flyer here!
James River Association, Center for Watershed Protection and Skeo Solutions are launching Walkable Watershed projects in Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Petersburg, VA. Each city is in a different phase of addressing water quality with green infrastructure solutions.
Funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant, the project will focus on community-based planning to identify green infrastructure strategies, construction of keystone projects, and training for City staff.