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.
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.
Mayor Stoney’s latest budget includes a lot to help sustain and grow the James River Park System. Lend him your support!
The Lionfish is a colorful little killer that’s creating havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic. But our Park has its own invasive species to deal with.
This spring, with a $14,000 grant awarded to Groundwork RVA from the National Park Service, work will begin on a dedicated path connecting the Floodwall to the T. Potterfield Memorial Bridge. This path will divert traffic from the climbing area to provide a safer experience for both climbers and those who are just “passing though.”