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Friends of the
James River Park
  MAY 2017
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The osprey chicks have hatched!
It's Time to Name Our Osprey
Through Sunday May 7 at Midnight, we're accepting name recommendations for the Osprey parents living on the James River featured on

Suggestions have to be pairs. Think Ozzie and Harriet, Andrew and Freiden, Levar and Stoney. Anything! Well, not anything, but you get the idea. On Monday, along with our friends at RVA Osprey Cam we will cull the list to five or six pairs and then voting will begin! We'll announce the winning pair at our booth at the Dominion RiverRock Festival on Sunday, May 21. You'll be able to vote at our booth on Friday and Saturday!

Send your naming ideas to [email protected] or go to and leave your suggestion in the live chat.
City of Richmond Completes Major Upgrade to Wastewater Treatment Plant

On Friday May 5, the City of Richmond, along with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a significant pollution reduction upgrade to the City's wastewater treatment plant. The plant is adjacent to Ancarrow's landing and as a result of the $120 Million in upgrades will now discharge 86% less Nitrogen and 45% less Phosphorus to the James!
Save the Date for the Friends of the James River Park Picnic

This year the Friends of the James River Park will host its annual Member Picnic on Saturday June 10 from 6-8 PM at the Pump House (1708 Pump House Drive, RVA 23221)! Members should save the date and plan to attend for an evening of fried chicken, folk music, and fun with the Friends! We'll provide the chicken, beverages, and music; please plan to bring a covered dish and portable chairs. 

If you're not a member, please consider becoming a member now so you receive our forthcoming invite to our Annual Picnic.
You can sign up here:

The Friends July Board meeting is set to fall on July 4. As a result, we plan to cancel the July meeting. As a reminder, members are always welcome at our monthly Board meetings which are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at Park Headquarters.  
Volunteer Opportunity
Dominion Riverrock |May 19 thru 21, times vary

Join The Friends of the James River Park during this fun
three day event
by helping staff our booth. Activities include handing out osprey fact sheets and assisting visitors make osprey masks. We will also be accepting votes for and announcing the final names of our RVA ospreys. We have many time slots to fill and would appreciate volunteer assistance. To volunteer contact [email protected] Please include the days and times you are available and we will contact you with a final schedule.
Support the Park!

Your green keeps us green! Want to show your support? Visit and choose how:
  • Become a member
  • Make a donation
  • Get a park license plate
  • Buy a T-shirt
  • Contribute to the Preservation & Protection Fund

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May is Bike Month!
May is National Bike Month! There are a number of events going on throughout the month including in the James River Park system. Check here for more details.

Looking for more events and activities?
There are more and more things happening in the park! The JRPS global calendar is your go-to source to find where and when the events and activities you enjoy are happening. Check the schedule at:
Become a member today 
Our Mission
We are citizen stewards of the James River Park. 
We do this by providing ongoing support for conservation, enhancement, and recreational enjoyment of the James River Park System, while protecting its natural and historic environments.
Friends of James River Park, PO 4453, Richmond, VA 23220
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