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Friends Announces Lead Gift for Park Master Plan

Friends Announces Lead Gift for Park Master Plan

The Board of Directors of the FOJRP is pleased to announce it has made a $50,000 lead gift in support of the development of a long-range James River Park Master Plan. The total cost of the plan will be $250,000 and it will be developed in partnership with the consulting firms of VHB and Hargreaves once funding has been secured. The group is seeking gifts averaging $25,000-$50,000 to support this effort.

2018 National Invasive Species Awareness Week

2018 National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Join members of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force, starting Feb. 25 for a week full of events designed to raise awareness, highlight solutions and provide hands-on opportunities for you to join the campaign to remove invasive species from the Park. Activities will be held in multiple locations throughout the park system and include botanist-guided walks, observing goats as they munch offending plants or getting in on that action by helping free-a-tree.

JRPS Adopts Leave No Trace Principles

JRPS Adopts Leave No Trace Principles

Beginning in 2018, the JRPS became a “Leave No Trace Parks and Municipalities Partner.” This initiative marks a big change for the JRPS and goes beyond the “Pack it in, Pack it out” rule many of us are familiar with.

2017, a Year of Achievements

2017, a Year of Achievements

Last year your financial support and volunteers’ time made a big difference in the JRPS. We are proud of what has been accomplished and grateful to the many dedicated, hard-working people who together make it possible too keep our Park an area of unspoiled natural beauty — a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.

Get Healthy in the Outdoors

Get Healthy in the Outdoors

Beginning in 2018, the JRPS became a “Leave No Trace Parks and Municipalities Partner.” This initiative marks a big change for the JRPS and goes beyond the “Pack it in, Pack it out” rule many of us are familiar with.

Join the Friends for Our Annual Solstice Celebration

Join the Friends for Our Annual Solstice Celebration

Plan to join the Friends and Park Staff on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm for our annual Winter Solstice celebration on Belle Island for a convivial observation of the time when the days once again start to grow longer.

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