The Watershed Project, American Rivers, the City of Richmond, and Restoration Design Group are working together to design a solution to the flooding in the Rollingwood neighborhood. We know that this has been a long-time issue, so we applied for and received a grant from the Coastal Conservancy to determine the causes of the flooding, and design a solution.
The Watershed Project will host several opportunities for neighbors and community members to learn more about the project and get involved:
- Neighborhood Flood Study. A team of students will be going door to door in the neighborhood during July 8-19 to let neighbors know about the project. They will also ask residents to share their experiences with flooding and/or living next to the creek, to help us understand when and how the flooding happens.
- Community Workdays. In late summer or early fall, we will be clearing creek vegetation in preparation for a topographic survey. We’d love your help! It will be a great chance to learn more about the project and spend time with neighbors. Check this page for updated dates and details once the workdays are scheduled.
- Community Design Charrettes. Once we have a design solution in progress, we’ll host a few events where neighbors and community members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the design. We’ll update this page with details once the design charrettes are scheduled. Help shape the future of Rheem Creek!
Get Involved! What’s Happening Now?
Our team of students is visiting neighbors along Greenwood Drive, Greenwood Court, Moyers Road, and Shane Drive (see map below) to provide information about the project and ask you to share your experiences with flooding in your neighborhood and/or living next to the creek. We want to hear from you!
The interview will take about 15 minutes, and you’ll receive a free gift bag in exchange for answering a few questions. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Anne at (510) 680-3367.
The free travel tote bag includes a metal water bottle, wildflower seeds, a living with creeks brochure, a kids’ activity booklet, and a hand-crank flashlight (while supplies last)!
For more information:
Contact Anne Bremer (firstname.lastname@example.org)