EPA Urban Waters Program Grant
August 29, 2016
The VCU Center for Environmental Studies (CES) in partnership with the Rice Rivers Center, Office of Sustainability, the Division of Community Engagement, and the City of Richmond Armstrong High School received funding from the U.S. EPA Urban Waters Program to conduct a community greening and green infrastructure project in our own RVA community. The goal of this partnership is to identify prime areas for urban greening to address the urban runoff pollution issues that are impacting our community.
Both the CES students and high school students will work together to build and deploy an online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application to collect and analyze data. The high school students will be able to provide feed-back regarding usability and usefulness of the application to the community. As the culminating event, the high school students will take a field trip to Rice Rivers Center to experience on-site water quality data management and methodology.