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If you’ve been holding out until warm weather and spring bursting out all over, this is your last chance for the guided tours to the Pipeline Rapids great blue heron rookery and the Richmond Slave Trail. Get out there and enjoy the scenery and the knowledge passed on from James River Park manager and naturalist Ralph White. Continue reading
A big thank you from the Friends of the James River Park to Pescados China Street for their contributions to the non-profit group that provides citizen support for the conservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of the 550-acre James River Park System and its natural and historic environments. Continue reading
According to the Friends of the James River Park, the non-profit volunteer group will be the benefactor of Pescados China Street’s fundraising night on Monday, March 14. The Oregon Hill restaurant will donate 15 percent of all that day’s sales including lunch, dinner and bar sales. Continue reading
A Conservation Easement was placed on right parcels of the James River Park System in May of 2009. The Virginia Department of Conservation, the Capitol Region Land Conservancy and the EnRichmond Foundation (formerly the Richmond Recreation and Parks Foundation) are the conservation easement holders. This open space and conservation easement, in general, restricts all future development in each parcel, although it does allow for regular maintenance and replacement in kind by the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities. Continue reading
The Friends of the James River Park will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Southampton Recreation Association on Chellowe Road, between Cherokee and Chippenham Parkway.
The James River Outdoor Coalition will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Legend Brewery. Both meetings are open to the public and the groups are always ready to accept new membership.
The Friends of the James River Park license plate bill (incorporated into Tea Party bill) passed the Senate transportation committee yesterday and is heading to the full Senate for the last vote. From the legislature website:
Special license plates. Authorize the issuance of special license plates (i) bearing the legend: “DONT TREAD ON ME,” (ii) bearing the national motto: “In God We Trust,” (iii) for members and supporters of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Inc., and (iv) for supporters of the James River Park System. This bill incorporates HB 1408,HB 1502, and HB 2414.
Haven’t ordered your plate yet? FOJRP needs more people to sign up — 350 was to get in at the General Assembly, but 1,000 is the key with DMV to get money so order yours today!