Earth Day of Service Activates 215 Volunteers

Published on April 29th, 2019 by Enrichmond Foundation

On Saturday, April 27, 215 community members came together to clean up and beautify their neighborhoods during Enrichmond’s Earth Day of Service event. Volunteers met at six different public spaces, working from 9am-12pm on projects like invasive plant removal, trash pick up, tree plantings, and general beautification. Chimborazo Park saw the most volunteers, with 50 neighbors who came out to do everything from removing invasive tree-of-heaven to uncovering a historic cobblestone pedestrian path! At Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, volunteers cleaned out and planted beds with native perennials, helped out with construction of a new hiking trail, and planted 155 pine tree seedlings.

Enrichmond coordinated with site leaders at each location to mobilize volunteers. Site leaders included Enrichmond Partner groups at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Larus Park, Westwood Playground, Chimborazo Park, and Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center.

215 volunteers worked for a total of 645 hours, meaning that these spaces saved approximately $17,254 in maintenance!

Check out some of the photos from the day and be sure to visit some of these beautiful community spaces. If you’re interested in getting involved with a particular group, email us and we’ll put you in touch.

Thank you to all who participated!

Participating Locations:
Westwood Playground – 5409 Marian St.
Shockoe Hill Cemetery –  4th & Hospital St.
Larus Park – 8732 Hayden Hill Ln.
Chimborazo Park – 3215 E Broad St.
Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center – 4901 Old Brook Rd.
G.H. Reid Elementary School – 1301 Whitehead Rd.