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Friends of James River Park
January 2014 - In This Issue:

ZIPLINE?

We are in a holding pattern on news of a Zip Line in our city. More information will be posted when we get it. Check on our Facebook posts at: www.facebook.com/jamesriverpark.

SOFTWARE MAKES VOLUNTEERING EASIER

Our new volunteer software allows you to sign up for scheduled FoJRP events each third Saturday. It's easy, just open the website on this page and sign up. www.jamesriverpark.org/be-a-friend/volunteer.php.

VOLUNTEER EVENT FOR JANUARY
North Bank Park Spruce Up
Saturday, January 18 * 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Volunteers will be painting the new access steps and North Bank tower as well as painting the lines and the curbs in the parking lot. We are also looking for some folks to pick up litter and trim trails. Hope to see you there!

 

If you can't join us for that, we'll be working in the Wetlands on February 15th.

Rendering of proposed Dam Walk

RICHMOND RIVERFRONT PLAN 

Initial Projects Public Forum

Brown's Island Dam Walk and Chapel Island Trail

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 * 7:00 pm

Virginia War Memorial Auditorium

621 S. Belvidere St.

The meeting, hosted by The Richmond Department of Planning & Development Review, will open with a concise overview of the Riverfront Plan. The firm leading the design of both projects will make a presentation of the schematic designs at 7:00 PM, with the balance of the meeting then open to questions and comments from the audience. 

 

Let your voice be heard. Plan to attend this public forum! For more information go to: www.richmond.com/city-life/article_0c79e4b8-77b2-11e3-b8e0-001a4bcf6878.html

COYOTE SIGHTINGS

While the coyote is not a native species to Virginia they have been in the Commonwealth since the 1950s. Recently coyote sightings have been reported in the area around the Huguenot Flatwater section of the park.

 

For information about coyote behavior see: www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/habitat_partners/infosheets/coyote.pdf 

SLUICE GATE READY

Our Salamander Pool is now protected with a Sluice Gate (don't ask) and all parties are happy. Not as happy as our likely-to-be-mating-right-after-this-recent-rain yellow spotted salamanders.

Photo by Phil Riggan

SUPPORT THE PARK!

Your green keeps us green!

This research proves what we already know, our Park makes us happier!  All the more reason to support it!   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25682368

COMING UP

Our Mission
The Friends of James River Park is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization created by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999. Our mission is to provide an ongoing source of citizen support for the conservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of the 550-acre James River Park System and its natural and historic environments.
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