Meet ParkStar Laura Greenleaf!

One of the biggest ongoing chores in the James River Park System is managing the many invasive plant species that find their way into the Park.

Fortunately, we have a strong ally.

Laura Greenleaf is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and the co-founder of our Invasive Plant Task Force. Thanks to her work (and the work of our many volunteers!) we can uproot nuisance plants and allow our native plants to thrive!

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Education Resources

“Leave No Trace” is About More Than Trash

More than once recently we have been made aware of incidents where people have been harvesting rocks directly out of the river, and from other areas of the Park for commercial/artistic use. This is damaging to the Park, and a prime example of inconsiderate Park use.

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Education Resources

Nothing Royal about Invasive Trees

It took decades for over twenty Ailanthus altissima and Paulownia tomentosa trees to tower over Riverside Drive and Buttermilk Trail west of the 42nd Street entrance to the James River Park System. But it took just four days to take them down and prevent regrowth of these two invasive tree species.

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