Richmond, Virginia is one of a handful of places that calls itself the River City. This image of Richmond's skyline was taken from the Lee Bridge, in Richmond, VA, USA.
Richmond Summer Richmond, Virginia is one of a handful of places that calls itself the River City. This image of Richmond's skyline was taken from the Lee Bridge, in Richmond, VA, USA. © Brian Beard

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James River Invasives Workdays

Virginia

Join TNC's partners in Richmond to help with invasive species control in the James River Park System. Volunteers are needed for various days at several park locations.

 

Belle Isle

9-noon, contact Catherine Farmer at jiterdancr@msn.com.

Work with Richmond Tree Stewards to remove invasive plant species, replace them with natives and water the new plants as needed. Work sites move around the island so call team leader Catherine Farmer for the location. Parking lots on Tredegar St. open at 9. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves and tools (clippers, e.g.) if you have them. We strongly suggest you wear long sleeves and long pants and bring water.

  • May 16
  • May 23
  • May 30

 

Reedy Creek

12-3 pm, contact Ryan Ginsburg at invasiveplanttaskforce@gmail.com.

Join the Invasive Plant Task Force at noon outside the visitor center (walk across the train tracks and turn right) to help restore the area around Reedy Creek by removing invasive plants. Bring gloves, water, snacks, sturdy shoes, hand pruners (if you have them) and a sunny disposition!

  • May 18
  • May 25

 

Buttermilk Trail

9-noon, contact Anne Wright at abwright@vcu.edu.

Join Anne Wright in her effort to restore the Buttermilk Trail! Anne's research on the ecological services provided by large trees that are threatened by invasive plants includes potential carbon sequestration and mitigation of stormwater runoff and the urban heat island effect.

  • May 22