Much of the work that we do for the James River Park System revolves around improving, protecting, and enhancing the Park. This means things like installing better informational signage, protecting easements and reducing litter, and building better trails. It’s physical work, and noticeable enhancements.
Some of our work, however, is stuff that you can’t fit onto a shovel or feel with your hands. It’s education.
Whenever you work with our Invasive Plant Task Force, you learn about which plants belong in the Park and which ones don’t. When you volunteer to build or maintain trails, you pick up some valuable information about sustainability. And throughout the year, there are programs where you can learn about the animals that call the Park home, the people who lived in and around the Park before us, and the exciting things that you can do to enjoy the Park just a little bit more.
See below for some of our upcoming educational opportunities, and watch our calendar for more events coming soon.