Dear Friends of the James River Park-
I hope you are finding time this “Earth Week” to reflect on the James River Park System and all of the work involved with having such a great natural resource here in our community. I know I’ve been spending some extra time in the Park this week. Just this morning I worked with volunteers to clean up and repaint the lines at the Texas Beach parking lot. It was a stark reminder that we still have a long way to go in creating the culture of stewardship that we aspire to.
This Earth Day, we are asking you to join us in our work to protect, expand, and enhance the JRPS by making a donation. When you make a gift to FOJRP you are supporting a small organization making a huge impact. By the end of our fiscal year in July, we will have raised and spent more than $500,000 in the Park on a wide array of initiatives. Your support helps to fund the many improvements that you see around the Park, and our ongoing work to protect and preserve it. My goal is to always be efficient and effective with the way that we spend the money we raise, and I hope you can all see how hard we work to meet that goal.
Next year, in addition to our regular work, we will be focusing on Belle Isle and innovative solutions to promote river safety awareness. We are also making unprecedented investments in the fight against invasive plants in the Park. None of this would be possible without your donated funds, and we are incredibly grateful for your support.
Please join us and make a gift to support your favorite little slice of Earth this Earth Day. You can make your one time or monthly donation by clicking here.
See you in the Park!