Cannon Creek Greenway cleanup on Saturday

Alliance for the Chesapeake BayMayor Dwight Jones’ Pedestrian, Bicycling and Trails Planning Commission promises to implement a “Complete Streets” policy and making room for cars, buses, bikes and pedestrians on city roadways and connecting parks with greenways.

Plans for a bike and pedestrian trail in North Richmond cleared a major hurdle  on Feb. 22. The Richmond Planning Commission green lighted the creation of a new greenway along the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike, an area called Cannon Creek Greenway that has been a virtual dumping ground.  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is holding a cleanup there Saturday:

What: Volunteers will remove of paper, bottles, cans, old tires, and other debris from the heavily-wooded ravine and the “Richmond-Henrico Turnpike” (a two-lane city street) that runs through the Cannon Creek Greenway in Northside Richmond, in preparation for the construction of a Bike/Pedestrian Trail, and park facilities in the Greenway.

Who: Team effort of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the City of Richmond, and the Cannon Creek Greenway Association. 

Where: Volunteers assemble at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Virginia National Guard Armory, located at the intersection of Dove St. & Richmond-Henrico Turnpike (500 Dove St.), for Clean-up assignments.

When: Saturday, March 19th; 8:30 – 12:00. In case of rain, sleet, or snow, the Clean-up will be cancelled and a later one scheduled.

To volunteer, please contact the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at cfrench@allianceforthebay.org or 804-775-0951

Recommended Clothing: Dress for weather conditions.  If it is cold, layered clothing is recommended: warm jacket and/or sweater, long sleeve shirt, trousers/slacks, sturdy shoes, and thick gloves–needed for trash pick-up.

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