Tag Archives: Volunteer

Richmond Earth Day Festival = Green fun for everyone

Richmond Earth Day FestivalThe Richmond Earth Day Festival is coming up Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. It is a FREE, day long celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun-filled outdoor setting to help our community incorporate eco-friendly practices, products, and services in their homes and everyday routines; as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city. Continue reading


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

James River Association wins award for ‘Extreme Stream Makeover’

James River AssociationThe James River Association, which is headquartered in Richmond, won a 2011 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for its “Extreme Stream Makeover” initiative, which was carried out with the help of volunteers throughout the watershed of the James River. 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.

Take ownership of the James this river season

Cub Scouts visit Pony Pasture Rapids Park in March 2011Spring is here, even if the recent cold and rain won’t let us revel in it. I’ve had Pony Pasture on the brain lately. I was getting updates on the salamanders that breed in late February/early March. I paddled from there two weeks ago across the river to Williams Island for a hike. I took my son’s Cub Scout den there Monday to explore nature and learn about trash collecting. It’s a special place.

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Richmond MORE volunteers are tough & dedicated to trails

Richmond MORE volunteers move a tree stump to block a trailI spent a little time this past weekend watching the James River Park staff and Richmond MORE volunteers work on a re-route of the Buttermilk Trail in an area below Riverside Drive at 42nd Street. Continue reading

Ralph White: Meadows ‘rare natural areas in urban settings’

Loni Eddy and her children Noah and Grace plant wildflower seeds at Reedy CreekA dozen volunteers from HandsOn Greater Richmond did something Saturday that might help bring more butterflies to the James River Park — they planted wildflowers in two meadows at Reedy Creek near the visitor center and along Riverside Drive. Continue reading