Highlight Conservation Practices in our Neighborhood!

Do you or your neighbors work diligently to ensure you’re cultivating best practices that leave the neighborhood and the watershed a better place? Is your yard (or a neighbor’s) a habitat for both native flora and fauna? If so, highlight the yard so that we can all learn from, connect, and celebrate the phenomenal things we’re doing in our neighborhood!

REMEMBER: native plants are easier to grow than non-native plants. Native plants don’t need as much water, fertilizer, pruning or special care. 

Winners will receive a sign to display in their yard until the next Civic Association meeting; be highlighted in the next quarterly newsletter and on our website; receive a gift card to a local nursery; and have bragging rights around the work that they’re doing to ensure Richmond is a vibrant and beautiful community for many years to come! 

  • Choose one practice per season. Yards can be nominated for an additional practice at a later date.
  • Describe what you’re doing (i.e., installed rain barrels, built compost bins, added bee-friendly plants, installed rock gardens, etc.).
  • Before and after pictures are inspirational for our neighbors! By uploading and submitting photos, you agree that you have the rights to the photos and are granting the Woodland Heights Civic Association permission to publish these photos on our website and newsletter.
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Thanks for ensuring that we’re leaving Woodland Heights and the James River watershed a better place! Be sure to check out our signage around the neighborhood and introduce, learn from, and celebrate all the amazing things that are happening in and around Woodland Heights!

Schedule to Submit Nominations: You can submit nominations for yourself and others on a rolling basis. Local conservation experts will weigh in on submissions and winners will be announced at the following Civic Association meeting.

Submissions received by:Winners announced:
September 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
February 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
September 1, 2020
November 1, 2020
September 12, 2019
November 14, 2019
February 13, 2020
April 9, 2020
June 11, 2020
September 10, 2020
November 12, 2020

Winner announcements will take place during the Civic Association meetings held on each of the dates listed. Meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. at Woodland Heights Baptist Church.

*All nominations will be kept on file. If your yard isn’t announced at one meeting, it may be announced at the next meeting!

Nominations will be reviewed by:

  • Bill Shanabruch, Reedy Creek Environmental
  • Nathan Burrell, City of Richmond Parks & Recreation