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Greening Virginia’s Capitol Complete

The Greening Virginia’s Capitol project, funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is complete! Several low impact development practices have been installed to help filter and reduce stormwater runoff, thus reducing the amount of pollutants that are reaching the James River.

To celebrate the project completion, we held a media tour on August 3rd.  Watch the Channel 12 news story:  http://www.nbc12.com/story/19190389/greening-capitol-project-now-in-use

Bioretention “green” streets, permeable brick walkways, rain gardens, green alleys, and a stormwater harvesting tank are working together to reduce flow by 79%, phosphorus by 86%, and nitrogen by 90% (calculated using the Runoff Reduction Method).

Many thanks to all of our partners: VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Dept of General Services, City of Richmond, Civil and Environmental Services, Bioform Landscape Architecture, and Acorn Sign Graphics.

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Marissa Spratley Communications Manager, Maryland Office

Marissa is the Communications Manager at the Alliance’s Headquarters. Her job includes managing communications strategies across the organization and our regional offices.

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