Good Reads for the Watershed

Members of the Reedy Creek Coalition would like to share with the human inhabitants of Reedy Creek a list of books that have shaped the way we interact with our community. Some of these books are available at the Richmond Public Library. Others may be borrowed from our organization.

Our community of wildlife, insects, plants, fungi, and land are partners that are key to a healthy, properly functioning watershed. Our actions, or how we respect or abuse our yards and parks, impact the Reedy Creek community and beyond. Some of the books we chose embody the idea that nature is one community. Some show the importance of specific components of the community. And some serve as a guide and resource for what we can do to create a better watershed for Reedy Creek, and hence, the Chesapeake Bay.

So what can we as a community do to protect our watershed? Read a few or all of the books, visit the RCC website, plant some native plants, and go out and experience nature.

Books available from Reedy Creek Coalition

To borrow a book from Reedy Creek coalition simply enter the name of the book at this link https://reedycreekcoalition.org/contact-us/ Please allow a day or two for a response which will come to your e-mail.

  • Books are checked out and returned to us just as if they are library books.
  • When we receive your request we will place the book in our book box and respond to you via e-mail. The response will let you know the address where the book can be picked up. The location will be in the Reedy Creek Watershed, usually near Forest Hill Park. Please pick the book within a couple of days.
  • Books should be returned within 3 weeks. Simply bring it back to the book box.

Books available from Richmond Public Library

From the forward of Aldo Leopold’s 1948 book, A Sand County Almanac

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the esthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture.”