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JRPS license plates are in

The wait is over. If you ordered a James River Park System license plate, you either got yours in the mail yesterday (or the day before) or will be getting it shortly. I just got mine (pictured) yesterday. Considering I ordered it in February of 2010, when I wrote a column about the plates, I’d say the DMV has not exactly been on their “A” game the past two years. The again, I’m not sure what the DMV’s “A” game would look like. No matter. The plates are in and look great. If you haven’t ordered one, or never knew you could, now’s a good time to look into it. The cool thing about owning a set is that after 1,000 are sold, $10 of the $25 cost goes to the JRPS. It’s a great way to give back to the park. Click here to learn more.

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DMV hits snag with James River Park plates

Remember when you ordered a special James River Park license plate 15 months ago (some 27 months or more)? People who originally ordered their plates were recently informed that they should expect the plates within a month, but that date has been pushed back indefinitely. (more…)

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Volunteers needed at North Bank & Boulevard Bridge cleanup

Volunteers are needed for a much-anticipated  trash cleanup in the remote west end of North Bank Park under the Boulevard Bridge on Saturday, Feb. 4. The area is about a half-mile hike from the nearest parking lot, and it has been a couple of years since there was a big effort to collect trash there. This is the best time of year to clean, as the underbrush is dormant and the trash will be easier to reach. (more…)

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Winter Solstice celebration on Belle Isle Thursday

On Thursday, Dec. 22, the Friends of James River Park will have a Winter Solstice Celebration on Belle Isle.

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High water = Very active day at the James

It was a big Saturday on the James River as volunteers and James River Park staffers continued to make improvements all around the park. (more…)

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Plant Virginia bluebells at Pony Pasture Saturday

The Friends of the James River Park and Chesapeake Bay Foundation need volunteers Saturday at Pony Pasture to pull invasive English Ivy and plant Virginia bluebells and Dutchman’s breeches. (more…)

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James River Park’s Ralph White to retire

We will lose the services of the best steward of “America’s Best Urban Waterway” as Ralph White plans to retire in January 2013. He is the manager of the James River Park System and has been since 1980. He is a man who cares.
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Opening the banks of Pony Pasture

Pony Pasture looking nicer after another Saturday in the Park cleanup with the Friends of James River Park. About 15 volunteers removed another couple of trailer loads of bush honeysuckle, an invasive species. (more…)

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