An architect by trade, Madge is a key member of our Invasive Plant Task Force in addition to being a Board Member. The Task Force works with the incredible volunteers for the James River Park System to reduce the negative impact of invasive plants and restore native plant communities. You can usually find her somewhere in the Park wrestling with an invasive vine.
A fairly recent transplant to Richmond, Janet moved into the Old Manchester neighborhood in 2019 with her husband and two black labradors and immediately fell in love with the James River Park system. With a background in community rebuilding and career i environmental law, Janet is excited about the the future of the James River and the entire city of Richmond. Most days, Janet can be found hiking, running, biking, or meandering with her dogs through the park on an almost daily basis.
Lucia grew up in Richmond and spent enough time living elsewhere to fully appreciate how special the James River Park system is. Lucia and her family live near and enjoy the park system, and especially enjoy showing off the park to out of town guests. In places, the park seems untouched by modern life, and it is easy to imagine oneself seeing the same view as inhabitants of this land a thousand years ago. What would it have looked like to them? The park is such a unique gift to this City. Lucia hopes to help preserve and protect it, and appreciates the efforts of the FOJR who have done so thus far.