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Trail Building 101

Learn the basics of trail building and why things are done how they are in the James River Park System

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If you’ve ever walked, ran, or biked on the trails in the James River Park system you’ve most likely directly benefited by volunteer groups like RVAMore (Richmond chapter of the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts). It is through their blood, sweat, and advocacy that we can boast about all the wonderful outdoor options we have at our footstep.

Building and maintaining those many miles of trails is both a science and an art shouldn’t be attempted by the untrained. On Saturday the 22nd trail users will have an opportunity to become one of the trained.

RVAMore:

rvaMORE will be holding a Trail Building 101 class on Saturday, October 22nd in Forest Hill Park.

Join us to learn the basics of trail building and why we do the things we do in the James River Park System. The morning classroom session includes discussion about terrain, soil, trail design, construction techniques, user groups, and the relationship between rvaMORE and the land manager.  In the afternoon, we’ll get hands-on rerouting a section of trail in Forest Hill Park.

There is no cost for this class and lunch will be provided, but the class size is limited to 24, so please sign-up early to reserve your spot.  Register here.

When: 8:30am – 4:00pm Saturday, October 22th 2016
Where: Stone House in Forest Hill Park (note: please allow extra time for parking due to Forest Hill Farmer’s Market)
Bring: Notebook & Pen for classroom notes. Gloves, study shoes and work clothes for hands-on session.

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Cowardin Avenue & Bainbridge Street Hit and Run

The victim was attempting to cross the road and was struck by what eyewitnesses describe to be a dark color, purple/blue, older model sedan with distinctive wheel rims.

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From RPD

Saturday, July 2, at approximately 10:35 p.m., the Richmond Police Crash Team investigators responded to the intersection of Cowardin Avenue & Bainbridge Street for the report of a hit and run.

Investigators arrived and found an adult female pedestrian down and in the roadway. She was attempting to cross the road and was struck by what eyewitnesses describe to be a dark color, purple/blue, older model sedan with distinctive wheel rims. Investigators suspect the vehicle has frontend damage and was last seen headed north on Cowardin Avenue.

She was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator W. Kress at 804-646-0280 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Meeting on the Future of Carter Jones/Fonticello Park is Tonight

Councilmember Stephanie Lynch is hosting a community meeting with Parks & Recreation Park Director Chris Frelke & Deputy Director Shamar Young regarding the state of Carter Jones Park.

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There are big plans? for Carter Jones/Fonticello Park but what those exact plans I’m uncertain of. Here was the last plans I’ve found. Not much info. and comments are closed now. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_Qp7ufxC3LMa4AhMNGf6_hfYiON3whjUZFab7pjeFpE4ZdA/viewform

There is a meeting tonight to discuss what could or should happen to the park.

Councilmember Stephanie Lynch is hosting a community meeting with Parks & Recreation Park Director Chris Frelke & Deputy Director Shamar Young regarding the state of Carter Jones Park.
They will meet in the center of the park at the Yellow Bathroom House building at 6:30 pm, tonight Wednesday, June 29th. Bring a chair as not all of the benches are usable

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Book Babies Story Time Today

Book Babies story time is every Tuesday from 10:30-11am at either the Main Library or our Westover Hills branch for a story time specially designed to engage and delight our youngest patrons!

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Book Babies story time is every Tuesday from 10:30-11am at either the Main Library or our Westover Hills branch for a story time specially designed to engage and delight our youngest patrons! We will read and sing our way through fun stories and early learning concepts.

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