What happens to the ash trees in Harrisonburg.
The Environmental Action Plan (EAP) is a guide for city leaders, staff, and members of the community to implement sustainability visions and principles. To-date, the City of Harrisonburg has taken steps to address the quality and care of our natural resources; however, the latest science indicates that more ambitious actions are required to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation and the changing climate that will affect our community’s health, economy, and well-being.
Public Works is hosting workshops in City Hall to provide resources on the Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP).
Citizens with concerns about drainage issues that have caused or are threatening damage to private properties may utilize the Drainage Improvement Program to request City-funded improvements.
The City will be hosting a volunteer tree planting opportunity at Northend Greenway. Members of the community are invited to participate in the tree planting event.
The Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP) is an urban cost share program that provides financial incentives and technical assistance to property owners installing stormwater projects in Harrisonburg.
Join ongoing efforts to support Harrisonburg as a pollinator-friendly City! Join us Sunday, February 24 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center!
32 trees were planted by city staff and volunteers in Heritage Forest and Gardens (along West Market St by Thomas Harrison Middle School).
Volunteers and city staff planted 20 trees at Thomas Harrison Middle School on October 4, 2018. The trees were planted along the sidewalk as well as the road leading up to the middle school and will provide shade, stormwater uptake, and habitat for native fauna.
The community is invited to learn about the health and extent of Harrisonburg’s urban forest canopy, review strategies for best management of the canopy, and find out how trees play a role in reducing stormwater runoff.