The 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
The 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/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, email@example.com, (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.
Spring 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.
I 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
A 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