On the evening of Wednesday, July 17th, those behind the Master Plan will join with VHB and Hargreaves Associates to provide us with an overview of the Draft, and you’re invited.
Early Summer has been a busy time across the James River Park System for staff, volunteers, visitors, and even filmmakers!
Some of them are direct employees of the Park, but many of them are volunteers. They help with cleanups, invasive plant removal, trail-building, and more.
Most of the invasive species in the James River Park are of the flora kind. We can battle those with pulling and pruning. But a more nefarious kind has emerged. The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the Park
In early June of 2009, we received a gift when city officials formally recorded a conservation easement on 280 acres of James River Park. Just this last week, the Capital Region Land Conservancy listed those 280 acres as part of the national Old-Growth Forest Network.
Last year, almost 1.5 million people enjoyed the over 40 miles of trails in the Park. And with that much use, it takes a great deal of upkeep to keep them usable.