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Watershed Vision workshop

  Registration is limited to 40 people so sign up now. The registration “fee” is either $20 or 20 volunteer hours.

Check out ways to improve the watershed with this tour

Volunteers needed for Westover Baptist landscape project

Many of you might know or have seen the work being done at Westover Baptist.  They are partnering with the Reedy Creek Coalition, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Four Winds Design to make over the landscape and improve the health of our local watershed. Read more Here. 

Westover Baptist receives conservation grant will focus on reducing storm runoff

Westover Baptist Church will be working with Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to improve the health of our local watershed. The local church will be spending around $20,000 in grant money to improve the landscape near Westover Hills Boulevard and 49th Street. Native plants, bayscapes and rain gardens will work to retain the […]

Native Plant Workshop

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Reedy Creek Coalition Forest Hill Park Clean Up April 6th

Reedy Creek Coalition, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Bay Foundation are joining forces and asking for volunteers to help clean up Forest Hill Park from trash and invasive species. Volunteers will meet at the Stone House in Forest Hill Park near 41st & Forest Hill at 9am on April 6th and be broken […]

Help fight the invasives of Forest Hill Park

The Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay are hosting a volunteer opportunity to remove invasive plants from Forest Hill Park on Saturday, March 9, from 9:00 am – noon. Where to meet: The main parking lot at Forest Hill Park (42nd and New Kent Ave.), near the first shelter.

Going native plant workshop has new location and re-opened registration

There was so much positive response to the Going Native Workshop the Reedy Creek Coalition has re-opened the registration and moved the location to Westover Baptist Church (1000 Westover Hills Boulevard). Registration and details at the Reedy Creek Coalition website but act quick the deadline is Tuesday 9/18.

Learn about going native in your yard

Join Reedy Creek Coalition and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as  they explore the benefits of native plant species and how they will fit into your landscape plans. There are some top notch speakers scheduled, door prizes, and even refreshments. Your yard, local animals and watershed will thank you. Register now as there are […]

Help mark the drains and improve the water

Reedy Creek Coalition is excited to help mark storm drains and needs volunteers to help us reach their goal. Sorry but for this event volunteers must be at least 18 years old. They will be meeting at the Stone House in Forest Hill Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 11th. If you would like to […]

Free money to make your yard watershed friendly

Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have teamed up to make it easier for you to make your yard help the local watershed.

Save money and improve Reedy Creek

Are you interested in learning what you can do at your home to help protect the Reedy Creek watershed? Have you heard of rain barrels, rain gardens, or BayScapes, but aren’t quite sure where to start on your property? Join the Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday, March 6th at […]

Plant a tree in Forest Hill Park

From the Reedy Creek Coalition we learn of some tree planting happening on 2/11; Help restore Forest Hill Park’s old Azalea Gardens with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Reedy Creek Coalition, and Friends of Forest Hill Park. Volunteers will be planting and mulching bare root seedling trees. Don’t worry, instruction for proper planting will be […]

Improve Water Quality – Plant a Tree by Reedy Creek Coalition

One of the many advantages of living here is the river and local watershed. What you might not realize is that there are volunteers educating and working to improve the area’s water assets. One organization is the Reedy Creek Coalition. The RCC has started a semi-regular educational series and are nice enough to let me share […]

Talking Sediment With Reedy Creek Coalition

One of the many advantages of living here is the river and local watershed. What you might not realize is that there are volunteers educating and working to improve the areas water assets. One organization is the Reedy Creek Coalition. The RCC has stared a semi-regular educational series and are nice enough to let me share […]

Wanted: Reedy Creek Detectives

Saturday, July 23 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am Join the Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as we “streamwalk” a section of Reedy Creek above Forest Hill Park.

Dunston Ave. Tree Planting on Sunday

The rain prevented this event from happening last weekend. The weather forecast is looking good for Sunday so the tree planting is on for Sunday.

Volunteers Need to Plant Trees

Tree Planting along Dunston Avenue Where: Grassy area between Dunston Avenue and Reedy Creek from Roanoke Avenue east to Bland St. Why: Planting trees along streams is one of the best ways to improve water quality. A buffer of trees along Reedy Creek will help prevent pollution from entering the creek, stabilize the stream banks […]

Reedy Creek Watershed Tours

On October 24th, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Friends of Forest Hill Park, and the Reedy Creek Coalition will sponsor a tour of the Reedy Creek watershed. The tour will provide the public with an overview of the Reedy Creek watershed and an introduction to the community conservation efforts promoted by these organizations to […]

Reedy Creek Watershed Protection Audit Part I

In the interest of improving the environment and our yard we are working with the folks of the Reedy Creek Coalition to do an audit of our yard. In the simplest of terms this is a two part process. Part I, which is what this post is about consists of trained volunteers taking measurements, asking […]

Reedy Creek Granted $390K

From the RTD. It also mentions the audit program which will allow folks to have their property evaluated from a conservation standpoint and point out areas to improve. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will award a $390,000 grant to The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to support a new program for reducing polluted runoff […]

Reedy Creek Coalition Seeks Auditors

This announcement is from the Reedy Creek Coalition (RCC), a local watershed group committed to improving the health of Reedy Creek. During the last several months we have been testing and refining our homeowner watershed protection audit program, an intensive effort to educate our neighbors about how they can help to protect and improve Reedy […]

Reedy Creek Coalition Clarification

Earlier this month we posted about the Reedy Creek Coalition.  It was pointed out in the comments that the source we quoted wasn’t completely accurate. This post is to set the record straight and to provide some more information about the Reedy Creek Coalition. I recently learned of the posting to this newsgroup regarding the […]

City Partners With Reedy Creek Coalition

From the Department of Utilities website: The Department of Public Utilities is partnering with the Reedy Creek Coalition to monitor the creek’s water quality and flow, with a shared goal of returning the creek to its natural productivity. The Department of Public Utilities encouraged the Reedy Creek Coalition to continue to dig leaves and tree […]

Friends of Forest Hill Park Meet Tonight

The next meeting of the Friends of Forest Hill Park will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stone House. Topics will include the Reedy Creek Coalition’s watershed project, the Patrick Henry Charter School and its planned use of the park, and the lake restoration project. We will also be signing […]