If you are a frequent visitor to the James River Park, Saturday, June 11 is the perfect opportunity for you and your group of friends to give back and volunteer to clean the river banks, trails and any trash to be found in the water. I will be volunteering, likely in a kayak or canoe, […]
If you are a frequent visitor to the James River Park, Saturday, June 11 is the perfect opportunity for you and your group of friends to give back and volunteer to clean the river banks, trails and any trash to be found in the water.
I will be volunteering, likely in a kayak or canoe, somewhere between Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek. We’ll be looking for pockets of trash and gathering as much as awe can for at least four hours that day. There will be plenty of people walking shorelines and wading in the water looking for trash as well. Meet new friends and
The James River is in need of a spruce-up. Volunteer for the 12th Annual James River Regional Cleanup to help one of the nation’s most historic rivers become one of its cleanest.
Sponsored by the James River Advisory Council, in cooperation with the James River Association, the cleanup will be held June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at sites along about 75 miles of the James. This year’s event also includes new sites along the Appomattox River, a major tributary that flows into the James.
In addition to needing volunteers to walk shoreline areas, boaters also are needed. Paddlers and power-boaters are able to collect floating trash and access shoreline areas too difficult to reach by foot. In addition to trash discarded directly into the James, rain runoff carries trash downhill along thousands of miles of roadside ditches and streams, and eventually to the James River.
Registering to be a James River Regional Cleanup volunteer is easy. Visit www.jrac-va.org or call 804-717-6688. Selected cleanup sites are located along portions of the upper and lower James River:
Appomattox and Buckingham counties
James River State Park
Charles City County
Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park
VCU Rice Center
Dutch Gap Boat Landing
Falling Creek Ironworks
City of Hopewell (Appomattox River)
Hopewell City Marina
City of Petersburg (Appomattox River)
Union Train Station
City of Richmond
Pony Pasture Rapids
Osborne Park and Boat Landing