Seeking Sustainable Stormwater Solutions One Step at a Time

Aislinn T. Creel, PE, Sr. Project Manager, Timmons Group

Justin Doyle, Community Conservation Manager, James River Association

Justin Doyle, Community Conservation Manager, James River Association

This presentation will highlight the recent successful implementation of green infrastructure projects in two neighborhoods that started with Walkable Watershed plans: one in the City of Richmond and one in the City of Petersburg. Each project showcases the commitment of project partners investing in long-term solutions that uniquely suit the needs of the surrounding neighborhood. Presenters will provide both technical details for the specific stormwater engineering solutions as well as the overall project context and partnerships that were critical to the successful implementation. In each case, however, the story isn’t over. A truly sustainable solution is one that can be maintained indefinitely; thus, considerations for long-term effectiveness and plans for continued investment to ensure success will be presented, as well.

Author Bio

Aislinn Creel is a Senior Stormwater Project Manager at Timmons, specializing in planning, design, and implementation of stormwater facilities and green infrastructure improvements. She has authored grant applications for clients to secure funding, provided master planning, stormwater design, construction oversight, and post-construction follow-ups. She has a passion for providing sustainable solutions to meet the unique needs of her clients.

Justin Doyle is the James River Association’s Community Conservation Manager and has been on staff since 2013. He promotes conservation and responsible stewardship of our natural resources and helps communities realize the benefits of a healthy James River. He received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Mary Washington, a Master of Urban & Regional Planning degree from VCU and completed the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. He enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, bicycling, snow skiing, and exploring the James River.