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Armstrong HS Students, VCU Researchers to Develop Community Stormwater Map

At the head of an Armstrong High School computer lab, a visitor had a question for a group of students. “Where does it flood and become a mess when it rains heavily?”

“You guys are the experts. Tell us where you want to put stuff to reduce runoff,” said Jennifer Ciminelli, research and data coordinator for the Rice Rivers Center and faculty in VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies.

These students know their community best, and that’s why they are working with Virginia Commonwealth University researchers to develop a greening plan for downtown Richmond. The plan, which is part of an EPA grant-funded project, will address water runoff pollution in the Jackson Ward, Monroe Ward and Carver neighborhoods and in the areas of VCU’s Monroe Park and MCV campuses.

Read the full VCU News article.