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Beginning in 2018, the JRPS became a “Leave No Trace Parks and Municipalities Partner.” This initiative marks a big change for the JRPS and goes beyond the “Pack it in, Pack it out” rule many of us are familiar with.
Last year your financial support and volunteers’ time made a big difference in the JRPS. We are proud of what has been accomplished and grateful to the many dedicated, hard-working people who together make it possible too keep our Park an area of unspoiled natural beauty — a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.
Plan to join the Friends and Park Staff on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm for our annual Winter Solstice celebration on Belle Island for a convivial observation of the time when the days once again start to grow longer.
The Friends gathered on October 5, 2017 for the 6th Annual Ralph White River Heroes Celebration.
Newton Ancarrow, a Richmond boatbuilder, environmentalist, and James River Park advocate, took thousands of wildflower photos in the 60s and 70s. Now these beautiful images, documenting more than 400 species, are available digitally through the efforts of the VCU Library in conjunction with the VCU RICE Rivers Center and Lewis Ginter Botannical Gardens.
Join the JRPS Invasive Species Task Force to celebrate awareness week, starting with an all afternoon kick-off at Pony Pasture on Saturday, February 25.
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