2010 James River Regional Cleanup a Success!

On Saturday, June 12, over a thousand volunteers participated in the 11th Annual James River Regional Cleanup.  It was a great success!  Our site, the Pony Pasture Park, had 181 volunteers including a dive team and boaters.  All the volunteers walked the roads, woodlands, islands, river edges and the river itself to collect 23 bags of trash and over 20 bags of recyclable items.

What made the day a complete success was the coordination of special projects and groups. Coca-Cola showed up with 36 people who painted recycle bins, cleaned and painted curbs.  The team also had a couple of kids who helped with painting which made for a cute photo opp.

Other teams included Capital Ale House, who moved gravel and cooked lunch for everyone.  The Richmond Dive Club pulled trash from the river.  Boy Scout troop 891 clipped vegetation around the entrance and exit to Pony Pasture and did a masterful job.  Those boys and their leaders worked up a real sweat, but the difference they made was wonderful. See the images below.

I'd like to thank all the individuals, groups and organizations who made the day possible. 

Thanks and see you all in 2011.  -- Capt. Mike