Located near Virginia’s capital, Richmond, the City of Hopewell sits on 11 square miles at the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers. Like many older cities, much of Hopewell was built prior to requirements for stormwater management.
Unfortunately, the lack of stormwater controls and eroding channels contributed to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality listing segments of the Appomattox River and the tidal James River on its “Dirty Waters List.”
CBF is working with the city to restore eroding stream channels, reestablish floodplain wetlands, expand the urban tree canopy, and more.
For an overview of our efforts, see our web page on the Hopewell Restoration Project.
For more about our work in Hopewell, view the news and stories below.
NEWS & STORIES
November 11, 2020
A small Virginia city is planting trees—and hope—for the future.
November 9, 2020
Volunteers have joined CBF and partners in planting more than 100 trees in Hopewell this fall, and this coming weekend will give away 200 trees to residents to plant at home.
December 7, 2018
(HOPEWELL)—This week the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded an approximately $200,000 grant to continue a major effort in Hopewell by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partners to increase the city’s tree cover and the use of natural solutions to flooding.