Richmond awarded $35 million state grant for climate, environmental justice projects
Environmental justice projects in neighborhoods next to some of the city’s heaviest industrial areas have gotten an injection of financial support. The state has awarded Richmond $35 million to plan and implement nine different community initiatives that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health, specifically in the Iron Triangle, Santa Fe and Coronado neighborhoods. Richmond Rising … will work with the city to provide residents more affordable options to walk, bike and get around town; renewable energy-powered homes; gray water systems; urban greening and cooling; and enhanced food security. … “Bosque del Barrio” is a project … to plant 1,000 trees and install thousands of square feet of plants that filter stormwater along walkable corridors.