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June 21, 2023
11:00 AM
3016 Kimball Terrace
Norfolk, VA 23504
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Ohio Creek Watershed Project Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

We are excited to celebrate the completion of this project with the community. Join us on Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The City of Norfolk will celebrate the completion of the Ohio Creek Watershed Project. The Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the City of Norfolk was awarded a $112 million grant for the Ohio Creek Watershed Project. To address the area challenges, the project implements a distributed, replicable, and community-oriented approach to resiliency. In addition, this integrated flood control system makes coastal residents active participants in water management, creates green spaces to hold and absorb excess water while filtering it to remove pollutants, and creates natural walking trails that reconnect the neighborhoods. The Resilience Park connects the Grandy Village and Chesterfield Heights neighborhoods and includes a flood berm, a restored tidal creek and wetland and other environmental features as well as a multi-use sports field and places for community gatherings, sports and play. The Resilience Park strives to be a model for resilient open space that is uniquely Norfolk.

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