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Henrico’s Environmental Action Resource Team

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Henrico’s Environmental Action Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.) pledges to reduce the impact of Henrico County General Government and Henrico Schools on the environment. 

The Henrico Environmental Action Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.) is made up of representatives from various Henrico County agencies all dedicated to pushing forward county efforts to promote sustainability, preserve natural resources, beautify the community and protect the environment. They serve as a think tank for the county’s environmental initiatives and aim to streamline such programs. Follow along as they make Henrico County and our environment a better place! 

We will:

  • Promote sustainability, conserve resources, and strive for the highest quality of life for our residents. 
  • Expand and promote the use of our sustainable transportation network. 
  • Protect county greenspace and provide high quality recreation opportunities. 
  • Conserve and provide stewardship of our natural water resources. 
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Check out recent pictures of H.E.A.R.T.
at Earth Day 2024, Rocky Branch Stream Cleanup
and Environmentally Safe Fire Foam

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Exploring Henrico’s Environmental Initiatives

Hello! I am Stewart the Turtle! As H.E.A.R.T.’s mascot, I am a spokesperson for all things environmental. I will update the blog with H.E.A.R.T.’s initiatives and remind you to be GREEN! Together, we can make Henrico a greener and better space for all of its inhabitants — people and animals alike! 

Summer Stream Cleanups
June 20, 2024

Fight the Bite  with Henrico’s Mosquito Section
May 14, 2024

Henrico County Division of Fire “responds to the call” for greener environmental practices  
April 25, 2024

Henrico’s Reforestation Program is Underway!  
March 20, 2024

Get ready to hear a youthful voice!  
February 6, 2024

Noticed anything new around Lake Hening recently?
January 9, 2024

Street Safety with WOAH!   
December 1, 2023

Blog Archive

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Our Teams 

We will work diligently on behalf of our residents, businesses, and visitors to provide equal access to Henrico County’s natural resources and to encourage a shared responsibility for their protection.

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Energy and Resource Conservation 

Promotes a culture of sustainability in Henrico County to: Conserve resources, Build Resilience, Improve Quality of Life, and Protect the Environment. 

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Green Space and Recreation 

Champions the preservation and stewardship of greenspace and passive recreational opportunities in Henrico County.

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Mobility and Active Transportation  

Encourages awareness and expansion of Henrico County’s sustainable transportation infrastructure.

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Water Resources  

Protects and improves Henrico’s water resources through community education, partnerships, and County-led actions.

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Henrico’s Environmental Action Resource Team wants to hear from you!

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H.E.A.R.T. Partners

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