PETERSBURG – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting a second public meeting to present recommendations for trail routes, amenities, and logo branding, and to receive public comment for the purpose of developing two regional planning documents that will guide FOLAR in linking and enhancing the parks... Read more
Of the Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions, three are in the greater Richmond area, with two in the top ten: Chesterfield zip code 23836 ranks fifth, the City of Hopewell zip code 23860 ranks seventh alongside Hanover (23005) which is No. 20. These three... Read more
A meeting is set tonight, at Thomas Dale High School at 6:30 to discuss water quality of fly ash holding ponds at Dominion Virginia Power in Chester. A report from Duke U tested the water outflow into  the James River as having carcinogens. Dominion has responded with a lawsuit stating... Read more
By Linda Fausz Historic Garden Week takes place this Saturday, April 23 through Saturday, April 30. The Chester Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Virginia, will not be conducting any house tours this year, but will be participating with horticulture and design exhibits at the Chester... Read more
Have stink bugs invaded your garden, backyard and house? Chesterfield produce did not birth these pesky little insects. About five years ago the brown marmorated stink bug migrated into Northern Virginia and began damaging the apple crop and other produce. Now the little vermin has migrated south causing problems... Read more
Upcoming Native Plant Field Trips
The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is hosting several field trips in September. The outings are free and open to the public, but there is a limit on the number who can attend. Anyone with an interest in the native landscape is welcome, from novice to... Read more
After downpours in the region early early Saturday, more than 600 volunteers braved threatening skies and occasional showers to help cleanup trash in the James River. The James River Advisory Council (JRAC) sponsored the 6th Annual James River Regional Cleanup. The cleanup also serves as the kickoff for James... Read more
The Pocahontas Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is accepting training applications now until October 30 for the 2016 Basic Training Class, which will be held January 5 to the end of April. The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to... Read more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Saturday, September 26 will offer tours Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. The event offers exploration of the 1,329-acre island refuge and the native plants and animals it supports, All prospective participants must call or e-mail between by September 23 to secure a seat... Read more
Youth 12 to 17 can learn kayaking and water-safety skills through a free program Aug. 19 on the James River. The James River Advisory Council is offering the program as part of its Diversity on the River series. Youth will learn from certified instructors with the Chesterfield County Department of Parks... Read more