RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Entire Richmond community is invited and encouraged to volunteer
WHAT Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, Northside 3rd District invite citizens to volunteer for the Cannon Creek Greenway 2nd Annual Community Cleanup.
The event is a volunteer cleanup to remove unwanted trash and debris from the Cannon Creek Greenway, located in the area that runs along Richmond-Henrico Turnpike between Valley Road and East Brookland Park Boulevard, in the northern part of the Gateway 6th District of Richmond.
Last year, more than 200 volunteers removed 20 tons of trash, which included 400 tires from the area that has been used at times as an illegal dump site.
All individuals, community groups, businesses, families, friends, neighbors, and organizations are invited to participate. Volunteers are reminded to please wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided free.
This event is hosted by Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen Robertson, Gateway 6th District, Councilman Chris Hilbert, Northside 3rd District, Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Southern Barton Heights Community Association, Virginia Sierra Club, Richmond Department of Public Works, Richmond Public Schools, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Green Park Civic Association, Highland View Civic Association, Chestnut Hill Action Team, TNT Prosperous Real Estate, Inc., and Battery Park Civic Association.
WHEN Saturday, February 20, 2010; 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet-up in morning is at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE Volunteers are to meet at the Virginia Army National Guard Armory
500 Dove Street (Intersection of Dove Street and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike)
CONTACT For more information and for signups, please call 804.646.5944.
The cleanup is part of Richmond’s Cannon Creek Greenway Project that will include a bicycle and pedestrian trail through the Cannon Creek Greenway, which also may be linked to the United States of America East Coast Greenway, which is being built in sections from Main to Florida, and to the Virginia Capital Trail, which would link Richmond to Williamsburg and Jamestown.