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
FOLAR to Host Battle on the Lower Appomattox River
Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual Paddle or Battle, your opportunity for a leisurely paddle or a competitive race (1hr. 39 min is the time to beat) in your canoe, kayak, or SUP. This exciting 10 mile event takes place on Saturday, September 26 and is brought... 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
According to the Chesterfield County Planning Department, the comment portion of the proposed new chapter of the “Comprehensive Plan – Bikeways and Trails will focus on the long term future for non-motorized transportation in Chesterfield County.” The Planning Commission in June conducted a public hearing on the chapter. After... Read more
SEPTEMBER 9 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – 3 – 6 p.m. Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop. WEEDS – Weed Seminar to learn tips about what you can do now to control fall weeds. 6 p.m. Central Library, 9501 Lori Rd., Chesterfield. Space is limited, call the Chesterfield... Read more
Chesterfield County Fair Princesses Crowned
Chesterfield County Fair Princess Pageant 2015 winners: Tiny Miss Chesterfield County Fair, Ashley Roben; Little Miss Chesterfield County Fair, Aubrey Wisnosky; Junior Miss Chesterfield County Fair, Taylor Trombley; Miss PreTeen Chesterfield County Fair, Kimberly Stapleton; Miss Teen Chesterfield County Fair, Caroline Domo Read more
The James River Advisory Council is calling for volunteers to participate in the annual James River Regional Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 12. Volunteers can select from 14 different cleanup sites throughout the James River watershed. The following sites have a critical need for volunteers at this time. Two locations are... Read more
Chris Blackmon: Artist of the Month
Artist Chris Blackmon sees himself as a hyperrealism, charcoal pencil artist. Blackmon is the featured artist of the month for September at the Chester Branch Library located at 11800 Centre St. The Artist of the Month is sponsored by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts in Chester, in partnership... Read more