Last year the Friends of the James River Park and The Boathouse Restaurant at Rockett’s Landing started a new award to honor people and groups who work to make the James River clean, fun, accessible, etc. for all of us in the Richmond area. In 2011, the “River Heroes” were Mike Ostrander, Passages Adventure Camps and the Seven Hills Middle School for Boys, which I featured in a Times-Dispatch column last May.
The nominating process opens on Feb. 14 for the 2012 River Heroes and runs through March 14. Anyone can nominate a River Hero. As the FOJRP website says, the idea is to showcase “those who support, enhance and champion the James River.”
Here are the ground rules:
Winners will be chosen by a committee that will include the 2011 River Heroes: Mike Ostrander, Passages Adventure Camp, and Seven Hills Middle School for Boys.