Residents are invited to share ideas and learn more about the city’s trees. The meeting will be held in Massanutten Regional Library's Grand Room.
The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) and the Green Infrastructure Center Inc. (GIC) have partnered with the City of Harrisonburg in order to evaluate the City’s urban tree canopy and determine how to best incorporate urban forests into the City’s stormwater management programs (i.e. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) and related stormwater management goals and ordinances). This project is ongoing and more updates will be available throughout the process.
The City of Harrisonburg has partnered with a local organization to revitalize the pond at Purcell Park.
- Project Date: Spring 2017
- Partners: City of Harrisonburg, Virginia Department of Forestry
- Funding: Grant funding from the Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant
- Volunteers: Harrisonburg BSA Troop 40
The City of Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop at the Westover Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center.
The Stormwater Advisory Committee and city staff are hosting an open-house meeting at the Community Activities Center where citizens are invited to learn about the ongoing development of the City’s Stormwater Improvement Plan.
Play an active role in your community and help preserve the condition of your environment. Report any spills, illicit discharges, sewer problems, etc.
On November 1, 2011 the City of Harrisonburg, James Madison University, Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, and Virginia Conservation Network hosted the "Urban Water Quality Workshop" at James Madison University.
On November 14, 2014, Parks and Recreation staff with the help of Conservation Services, planted 300 trees as part of a riparian buffer planting on Blacks Run.