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2015 River Heroes Celebrated

May 11, 2015 | River Hero

The Friends of the James River Park and community leaders are pleased and proud to announce our 2015 River Heroes!

  • Anne Wright — Biologist and educator who has volunteered for the park for over a decade.
  • Scott Turner — Founder and owner of Riverside Outfitters and True Timber.
  • Dennis Bussey — Founder and organizer of the James River Hikers meet-up group.

The 2015 heroes were celebrated at the Rice Center. Ralph White was on hand to deliver the awards. In addition, attendees of the event had the opportunity to taste Legend Brewery’s new Z-Dam Ale before it went on sale to the general public.


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The Friends of the James River Park was established by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999 as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Park staff to promote, conserve and support the Park.