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Help rid Pony Pasture of invasives

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Friends of the James River Park are seeking volunteers to help remove English ivy and non-native honeysuckle from the Pony Pasture in the James River Park. Invasive non-native plants such as English ivy and honeysuckle crowd out native plants that provide food and shelter for wildlife and reduce the natural diversity and resiliency of the park’s ecosystem.

Volunteers plant Virginia bluebells at Pony Pasture, January 2010A work session to remove the invasive plants will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Pony Pasture parking lot on Riverside Drive. This is a family-friendly event, so volunteers are welcome to bring family and friends. For more information and to RSVP, contact Aimee Bushman at 804-780-1392 or email abushman@cbf.org.

 

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Volunteers! James River kayakers needed for Richmond Multisports

Richmond Multisports is looking for some good hearted, kayaking volunteers over the next three weeks to make Richmond Multisports last open water swim of the 2012 season, safe and fun for everyone. (more…)

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The James River: Past, Present and Future

The James River Association is dedicated to helping clean and protect America’s Founding River, see these opportunities for you to help: (more…)

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Are you tired of seeing trash in our rivers, streams, streets, and parks?

Are you tired of seeing trash in our rivers, streams, streets, and parks? See this release from the James River Association and let them help you plan a trash cleanup.  (more…)

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Belle Isle Bike Skills Park work Saturday

Get out and volunteer, Richmond! According to Richmond MORE, work continues Saturday morning on the Belle Isle Bike Skills Area. (more…)

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HandsOn Program: TeamWorks RVAhydro

A new program from HandsOn Greater Richmond, RVAhydro, takes traditional volunteering out of the box by combining education with service. RVAhydro combines service and education to create a lasting and effective volunteer experience. This year’s program will focus on water quality issues in the Greater Richmond area and we have scheduled projects with Chesterfield County, James River Advisory Council, and James River Parks and Recreation to bring in experts and educate volunteers about these issues and what we can do to help.

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City to dedicate Reedy Creek access

The City of Richmond’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Reedy Creek access has been set for 10 a.m. Friday, March 23. (more…)

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Graffiti clean up along the James

The never ending war against graffiti in the James River Park continues this weekend. On Saturday, the Friends of the James River Park are organizing a graffiti paint-over session at the south base of the Manchester Bridge. You’ll find the information to participate below. A personal plea: Unless your name is Banksy (or even Hansky), save your spray paint for your own property.

Now that's art.

Call for volunteers. A few of Richmond’s creative types are taking liberty with the surroundings and spray painting graffiti onto the piers of the Manchester Bridge. Come and join us this Saturday, March 10 at 9:30am as we return these areas to a more natural appearance. After we finish painting, we’ll have a free tour of the Slave Trail, which starts at 2 p.m. This clean-up will involve a hike, picking up and carrying trash, and painting, as well as offering great views of the river and city. You know the drill, wear appropriate clothes, shoes and gloves.

If interested, please contact ElaineMarolla@yahoo.com to register.

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Richmond MORE needs volunteers to finish Dogwood Dell

Barring rain, volunteers from Richmond-MORE will be out at Dogwood Dell working to finish off the newest trails in Richmond. Want to help? (more…)

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Volunteer Saturday at North Bank Park

The Friends of the James River Park will be cleaning trash and painting over graffiti in North Bank Park and along Texas Beach on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. (more…)

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