RIVER LOVERS: Betsy Slade, Friends of James River Park

Betsy Slade, Friends of James River ParkNAME & PROFESSION: Betsy Slade, retired.
 
JAMES RIVER ORGANIZATION: Friends of James River Park

WHY YOU LOVE THE JAMES: Peace, serenity, escape from daily hubbub, beauty of an eternal river that is always there and always different. (Note: She can often be found at the river with her canine companion, Baxter)

HOW YOU HELP THE RIVER: Trash pick-up, trail maintenance by reporting problems, cutting down invasive vines, recycling all the stuff I find in the summer — clothes, towels, cigarette lighters, blankets — and once a stripped down stolen VW.
 
WHAT WOULD YOU IMPROVE OR CHANGE: Put some gravel in a few mud holes.

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5 responses to “RIVER LOVERS: Betsy Slade, Friends of James River Park

  1. Thank you Phil for helping us get to know some of the people who support our park.

  2. The James River is lucky to have Betsy and Baxter looking after it.

  3. Betsy is also a great tour guide who knows all the birds and plants . Baxter knows all the trees!

  4. Betsy finds all the best trash in the park. And convinced more than a few folks to sign up for license plates, too! Thanks, Betsy!
    Maureen

  5. Pingback: Riverside Drive is a ‘Scenic Byway,’ not scenic highway | James River News Hub

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