James River Cleanup with the JRAC

****Reedy Creek and Bryan Park locations are full (Report to the location that you signed up for on the JRAC site)****  

Joseph Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA  23227

Reedy Creek at Riverside Dr and Hillcrest

It's hard to believe but the end of summer is just around the corner. This summer was a great season for hiking as many of us spent numerous hours on the trails in the James River Park System. As things in the park settle down, the James River Advisory Council is holding a big clean up effort all along the James River on September 14th from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  This event will include lunch and there's even a vegetarian choice. 

To sign up, simply go to this site:http://www.jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com/events/cleanup/default.asp

After reading about the clean up, simply click on the "Register Now" button and fill in the form on the next page.

Put "Richmond Volunteers" in the organization field.  

In the Cleanup Site field choose "City of Richmond-Bryan Park" option unless you want to help somewhere else.  

Wear appropriate clothing.  I suggest long pants and shirt sleeves, gloves and no opened toed shoes. If you have a grabber that you can use for this event then that could be a big help.  Also consider that there is plenty of wildlife in our parks and this does include snakes and ticks. You should also be aware of things like poison ivy. 

Please be sure to bring enough water with you just as you would on a hike! 


Plan to meet early at the Reedy Creek location. If our numbers become an issue, we may just park offsite or go directly to our designated cleanup spot. 

In the past I've been shocked by the amount of trash, especially glass, that's just left behind in our park. However, now's our chance to work together with other groups to make a difference. 

Thanks in advance for helping to keep the James River clean and safe for all of us who play there!

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  • Rick

    I'd really like to thank those individuals who showed up this morning. It was a great effort and we picked up a lot of trash. My last two bags were done on Belle Isle and it had been gone over thoroughly. Very nice effort.

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Tam

    I wanted to thank my crew and Ricks for showing up this morning! Yall ROCK!!!!

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wont be able to make it, i have to work. Sorry for being last minute.

    September 14, 2013

  • Ted A.

    I will be at Osbourn Landing with the Richmond Sail and Power Squadron. That is there regular clean-up location.

    2 · September 13, 2013

  • Deborah

    I'll be at the Reedy Creek location. There are different groups doing this so I RSVP'ed to both groups for Reedy (if that makes any sense. lol) Think about covering yourself - the poison ivy is fierce! Trust me, I just picked up some because I left an inch uncovered at my wrist. :-( Oh well, this too shall pass...

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Tam

      OK Thanks for the heads up!

      September 4, 2013

    • Rick

      Good advice

      September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I had registered weeks ago but I did not see myself on the list and the James River sight does not allow. I will be ther at Bryan park.

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the bryan park is full

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I registered but I couldn't sign up for bryan park, can is still come there?

      September 3, 2013

    • Tam

      Yes Angela you can still show up

      September 4, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Turns out I will be out of town this weekend! Sorry! I hope to see more of these opportunities, though!

    September 3, 2013

  • Tam

    The Reedy Creek Location is full. So IF youve made reservations there already and still want to go there thats still ok BUT if you made reservations at Reedy Creek and want to join us at Bryan Park then I have 5 more openings on my reservation. Either way we are helping and I hope to see you all out there! Bless
    Tam
    If your confused, as I usually am, call me at home at[masked] :)

    August 21, 2013

  • Tam

    I Just added 10 to the Bryan Park location. David Brian and I will be there. There will be room for 7 more in our party. Please let me know if you will be joining us at that location. RSVP here and comment under this post.

    August 16, 2013

    • Tam

      Mike is joining us....that leaves 6 spots on my reservation

      August 16, 2013

    • Tam

      Linda your on my crew at Bryan Park Leaving 5 to my reservation

      August 20, 2013

  • Tam

    Rick Reedy Creek is closed

    August 16, 2013

    • Tam

      yes

      August 20, 2013

    • Tam

      Can you call me at[masked]

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I come for part of the time? I have a wedding at 1pm to attend.

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Rick

      Absolutely. Work as long as you're able. Every piece of trash that's removed is a good thing.

      1 · August 6, 2013

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