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  • Dennis B.

    We currently have $2,[masked]

    1 · August 5

  • Dennis B.

    Our current project is to stain the 120 wooden structures of the James River Park. I have about 30 gallons of stain that I purchased at a 75% discount from the $400 we won with the cookie contest. 5 gallons normally costs about $120 and we'll be needing lots more. Another concept is to create and post historical signs as several locations including Foushee's Mill, Washington's Arch, the pyramid at Forest Hills park and the original water works below Hollywood Cemetery along the North Bank Trail. The signs will be expensive. There predictably will be structures needing repairs and perhaps new ones like the stairwell we built last month behind Riverview Cemetery that we spent about $320 for materials.

    July 27

  • beth

    Hi, Dennis,
    I'd prefer to do in person, but will likely forget. Happy if you happen to remember, and bug me about it the next time we see each other (I was the Ben Franklin stand-in at your great July 4th event : )

    July 25

  • Yvonne

    Donated in person in cash. Don't recall my PayPal info. Thank you for all you do, Dennis and JRHs.

    1 · May 25

    • Yvonne

      And by JRHs, I also mean those that give their time and energy. I find I cannot attend these events because of scheduling conflicts. I appreciate all the group does - whether by sweat equity or financial commitments. The group needs both to be successful.

      May 25

  • Barbara K.

    Why restrict those who want to help by requiring a monetary donation? Time and sweat is a form of a donation too. Why exclude some people who want to help just because they don't have the money? Please do not exclude this group. We need ALL sources of contributions to complete projects. Can you post a request for a donation before they sign up, but NOT a requirement to volunteer? Thank you.

    January 16

    • Barbara K.

      Thank you for this response. Dennis asked me to reply to his response and explain my impression. A change of a few words in the description of the event would be helpful. Rather than "Record Yes to this Meetup only after you have completed the process of making a donation." You might try "Please signup for this event after you have completed the process of making a donation. Donations are not required for participation." Those of you who have had experience with these projects might know that a donation is not required, but for those of us who wish to participate for the first time - we only understand what we read.

      January 18

    • Dennis B.

      I've revised the wording: "Record Yes to this Meetup only after you have completed the process of making a donation and if want others to be aware you donated. Alternatively, your donation can remain anonymous if you prefer by not including your name in the "RSVP" listing."

      1 · January 18

  • Dennis B.

    The account balance Nov. 18, 2015 is $1,876.

    Two withdrawals were made since my last update totaling $554 for paint, stain and related tools.

    51 donations have been made, and 21 donors have chosen to remain anonymous.

    November 18, 2015

  • wolf c.

    I loved helping clear Chapel Island and found this while looking for other opportunities. Will I still be able to give my time through JRH if not able to give financially?

    November 13, 2015

  • Marcus B.

    Looks like some hard work has been done by the group!!! Cool beans!!!

    November 2, 2015

  • São R.

    My oh my Dennis...look what you've created and done!
    It started with hiking, added enthusiasm and history and it's an amazing accomplishment. Thankyou Dennis and to all that have donated time,material and labor for this jewel in our beautiful city.

    2 · October 30, 2015

    • Dennis B.

      Thank you for the kind words Sao. I miss hiking with you from the "early days" of JRH.

      October 30, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    Correction:

    25 (not 7) donors have chosen to remain anonymous.

    September 29, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    The account balance Sept. 29 was $2,223.03.

    One withdrawal was made since my last update when we spent $253 Aug. 28 for materials for the Wetlands boardwalk renovation.

    Here is an update related to the contest announced Jan. 23, 2015 to guess:

    1. How much money, beginning Jan. 23, would be donated to the fund by the day we get our 3,000th member?

    $3,273.99 has been donated as of Sept. 29, 2015.

    2. How many JRHikers will have made donations by that date?

    52 hikers have made donations. 7 donors have chosen to remain anonymous.

    3. On what date will we get our 3,000th member?

    There are 2,974 James River Hikers Sept. 29, 2015. We had 2,472 when the contests was announced Jan. 23.

    9 James River Hikers have submitted contest entries.

    IAW the rules announced at the beginning of the contests, all 3 contests closed when we gained our 2,900th member.

    All that remains is to see when we will reach 3,000 members and the winners will be determined.

    September 29, 2015

  • claudia

    I personally just think you guys are amazing for doing what you do!!! In my humble third World opinion this is America at its best. Go hikers, go volunteers, go away inertia

    1 · June 25, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    The account balance May 1 was $2,154.78.

    No withdrawals were made since my last update.

    Here is an update related to the contest announced Jan. 23, 2015 to guess:

    1. How much money, beginning Jan. 23, would be donated to the fund by the day we get our 3,000th member?

    2. How many JRHikers will have made donations by that date?

    3. On what date will we get our 3,000th member?


    As of May 1, 2015, 38 hikers have made donations totaling $2,748.99. 18 donors have chosen to remain anonymous.

    There are 2,464 James River Hikers May 13, 2015. We had 2,472 when the contests was announced Jan. 23.

    9 James River Hikers have submitted contest entries as of May 1, 2015.

    Note - Some two months ago the Meetup system dropped about 230 from our group late one Sunday morning therefore accounting for the overall decrease from last month. This happens when members are inactive and can not be reached for 6 months.

    1 · May 13, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    Here is another update related to the contest announced Jan. 23, 2015 to guess:

    1. How much money, beginning Jan. 23, would be donated to the fund by the day we get our 3,000th member?

    2. How many JRHikers will have made donations by that date?

    3. On what date will we get our 3,000th member?

    As of April 10, 2015, 34 hikers have made donations totaling $2,548.99. Some 16 donors have chosen to remain anonymous.

    There are 2,429 James River Hikers April 14, 2015. We had 2,472 when the contests was announced Jan. 23.

    Note - Some four weeks ago the Meetup system dropped about 230 from our group late one Sunday morning therefore accounting for the overall decrease from last month. This happens when members are inactive and can not be reached for 6 months.

    April 14, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    9 James River Hikers have submitted contest entries as of April 14, 2015.

    Two withdrawals were made since my last update including:

    $42.94 on Feb. 5 for Texas Beach boardwalk extension materials

    $261.84 on Feb. 24 for Maymont ramp repair materials

    The account balance April 10 was $1,965.79

    April 14, 2015

  • Darlene

    Nice piece in Virginia Currents (10 min -23 min) on our James River Urban playground. http://video.ideastations.org/video/2365453932/

    April 6, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    The "+ 11" by my name in the RSVP yes column represents the 11 anonymous donors as of March 5, 2015.

    March 5, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    Here is an update related to the contest announced Jan. 23, 2015 to guess:

    1. How much money, beginning Jan. 23, would be donated to the fund by the day we get our 3,000th member?

    2. How many JRHikers will have made donations by that date?

    As of March 5,[masked] hikers have made donations totaling $1,342.19. There are 2,574 James River Hikers March 5, 2015.

    9 James River Hikers have submitted contest entries as of March 5, 2015.

    March 5, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    Here is an update related to the contest announced Jan. 23, 2015 to guess:

    1. How much money, beginning Jan. 23, would be donated to the fund by the day we get our 3,000th member?

    2. How many JRHikers will have made donations by that date?

    As of Feb. 2,[masked] hikers have made donations totaling $1,027.19. There are 2,510 James River Hikers Feb. 2, 2015.

    February 2, 2015

  • Dennis B.

    On Jan. 23, 2015 the James River Hiker account had $[masked]

    January 23, 2015

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  • Dennis B. +21
    Founder, Organizer,
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    The raw power, beauty and history of the James River fascinate me, and I enjoy sharing it with... more

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  • Jim

    Lived in Richmond area most of my adult life. Recently retired with more free time.

  • Bonnie L.
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  • Susan T.
    JRH Star I Susan

    Hello everyone - I love hiking, walking and almost anything else outdoors. Enjoy the James River... more

  • Chris W.

    Hi..I've been hiking the local trails for years and it would be a delight to share this... more

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  • Melissa D.
    1K JRH winner Melissa

    Hi! I'm Melissa and I look forward to making friends on the trails this year.

  • Bill G

    Love RVA, and all it has to offer!

  • Samuel

    I enjoy the outdoors and fellowship. Professionally­, I develop websites.

  • Nancy H.
    Mud and Blood Hiker Nancy

    Hello! I'm an empty-nester not originally from Richmond. I enjoy... more

  • Stuart E

    Hello. Looking forward to hiking and making new friends.

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  • Yvonne
    Hiking Khaleesi Knightess IV Yvonne

    Hey, Hikers! I'm Yvonne.

  • Bob
  • deirdre f.
    JRHiker #2,500 - Deirdre

    I really enjoy walking, birding and being in nature.Makes my heart sing.

  • John B.

    Recently retired (June 1, 2013). Love the outdoors. Amateur photoguy.

  • Matthew
    JRHiker Living Legend - Form Man Matt
  • Jon

    Love the Great Outdoors and gettin' movin'!

  • JC
    Knight JC, Hiked @ Dawn
  • Elyse
    Elyse Event Queen "Jangles"

    I own a petsitting business with odd chunks of time to get out to play. I enjoy hiking,... more

  • Kent J.

    Looking forward to the activities within this group and meeting new people!

  • Price

    I just moved back to Richmond from DC. I enjoy the outdoors, music,... more

  • Jeff R.
    Knight I Star I Jeff

    I've lived in the Richmond area most of my life, growing up in western Henrico, and currently... more

  • Karen

    I'm adventurous and love the outdoors. This group is a lot of fun!

  • Shannon R.

    I am relatively new to area - moved here by myself from the DC area (though I am originally from... more

  • John P.

    I have been told to take a hike on occasion!

  • Debbie L.
    Hiked @ Dawn - Knightess Debbie

    I enjoy meeting people and scenic hikes.

  • Ken G

    Let's Go! I am ready...

  • Kate M

    Hiker, dog owner, mt biker, Packer fan

  • Pamela T.
    PAMdoras Box has opened. Here I come! Hero Knightess III - Pam

    Hi, I love to be outside . It does not matter If I'm working in the yard or taking... more

  • martha
    Star I Martha

    Can't wait to join all of you on walk/tour.

  • Lenora B S.

    I have diabetes that I control with diet/exercise.­ Issues with hip and feet has stopped my... more

  • Nancy H.

    Native Richmonder and History buff.

  • Ginette B.
    Duchess Knightess Ginette, CCM

    I am originally from Quebec. I love Virginia and love this beautiful city. Perfect... more

  • Patricia W
    Nothing but pearls - Patricia

    enjoy anything outdoors and meeting new friends

  • Deborah
    Injured Ballroom Dancing, 2.5 Knightess, Dragon Slayer - Deb

    I'm looking forward to taking up a new hobby; adding variety to my exercise routine; and meeting... more

  • Debbie
    Freestyle Ice Duchess Knightess Not Just Debbie

    Hello! Ready to venture!

  • Erin
    “Hiked @ Dawn Knightess Erin”

    Originally from Indiana. I have been in Richmond for 4 years.

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  • Jennifer

    I enjoy getting outside and exploring different areas.

  • Frank

    Native Richmonder looking to explore local outdoor activities.

  • Karen
    Knightess II, JRH Star I Karen
  • Joe M.

    Hi! I enjoy outdoor activities. I am a long time Sea Kayaker. I also enjoy biking, travel,... more

  • Rebecca M.

    Excited about being able to rejoin this group. Tried a couple years ago but family obligations...­ more

  • Linda W.

    I love the James and Richmond's parks, but do not feel comfortable going to them alone. Looking... more

  • JOHN E. (TED) G.
    Knight Ted - Hiked @ Dawn

    Hi, I lived in the Fan on Kensington Avenue when I was in law school. Don't know... more

  • Elaine

    I enjoy the outdoors.

  • claudia

    12 years living in Mechanicsville­, Va. Born and raised abroad, a.k.a Allien

  • Nickie

    Hi, my name is Nickie and I am new to hiking. I enjoy trying new activities whenever possible.

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