Tag Archives: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

UPDATE: Change made to Bellemeade Creek cleanup

Alliance for the Chesapeake BayVolunteers, in regards to the Bellemeade Creek/Minefee Street trash cleanup, from Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: Continue reading


Volunteers needed for Bellemeade Creek trash cleanup April 9

Volunteers needed for Bellemeade Creek/Minefee Street trash cleanup, Saturday, April 9 – 8:30 – noon.

WHY: Volunteers will remove paper, bottles, cans, old tires and other debris from the Bellemeade Creek and Minefee Street. This effort is the beginning of a project to create an outdoor learning environment for the students of the new Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School scheduled to open in fall 2012, which will be the first school built in the City of Richmond in this century. This event is also a part of Project Clean Stream.

WHERE: Assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Bellemeade Community Center, located at 1800 Lynhaven Avenue for clean-up assignments.

REGISTER: Chris French, cfrench@allianceforthebay.org, (804) 775-0951

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Dress for weather conditions and outside work – sturdy shoes and thick gloves if you have ‘em – gloves, trash bags and equipment will be provided.

Discovery of salamanders sign that Cannon Creek ravine not wasteland

Some gravel has been put in place at Cannon CreekIt has been two years since I participated in a cleanup at Cannon Creek. The amount of trash was not the issue from what I recall, it was the type of trash. There were hundreds of tires, couches and old deteriorated mattresses that had become buried in the mud. It took truckloads to remove the trash, and I don’t think we moved more than 50 feet  while we were there. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Help the James by sprucing up Crooked Branch for spring

The Northrop Oak is a huge old White Oak tree located in Crooked Branch Ravine Park

"Remarkable Tree" credit: Robin C. Ruth

Do you like to see huge trees? The Northrop Oak is a huge old White Oak tree located in Crooked Branch Ravine Park in Southside and has been nominated as a “remarkable tree.” It is on what was formerly the Northrop Estate just south of the James River along Reedy Creek. Continue reading