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Invasive Plant Alert: Wavyleaf Grass

Wavyleaf grass, a highly invasive plant species, has been found in a new location in Virginia. Recently a small patch was discovered in the Historic Evergreen Cemetery in the City of Richmond. TreeLab staff identified the patch and alerted the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, who came to the site and confirmed the ID.…


Welcome, Genifer!

Genifer Ross is the new Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for Enrichmond’s Family of Volunteers. She is a Mississippi native with a strong background in volunteerism and community engagement. She comes to Enrichmond from Health Brigade and is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna. She is excited to work with each volunteer at Enrichmond. To volunteers, from…


What is Botanical Art?

A blog series by Plants of the James River Project Blog 7: What is Botanical Art? I have been writing about Newton Ancarrow and our project in this blog series. But I’ve never specifically discussed botanical art. There are many misunderstandings about botanical art. In order to understand what it is, I must make a distinction…


Welcome New Partners: AfroFest RVA and Friends of Taylor’s Hill Park!

We are excited to announce two new Enrichmond Partner groups, AfroFest RVA and Friends of Taylor’s Hill Park! AfroFest RVA will take place on Saturday, August 31st at Pine Camp, 4901 Old Brook Rd.The purpose of AfroFest RVA is to help Africans who have relocated to Richmond form home bases to create connections between other…


Historic Evergreen Cemetery Awarded National Trust Grant

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Helps Support Restoration RICHMOND, Va. (July 11, 2019) — The reclamation of long-neglected Historic Evergreen Cemetery is one step closer to reality, now that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded a $75,000 grant through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to help launch the site’s first…


Welcome, Kelly!

We’re proud to welcome Kelly Pratt as a part of Enrichmond’s team. She has been volunteering at Historic Evergreen Cemetery and now joins us to develop the family services and genealogical research side of Evergreen and East End Cemeteries. More about Kelly: Kelly Pratt is an AmeriCorps Alumni who received the “Above and Beyond” award…


How is the Plants of the James River Project honoring the legacy of Newton Ancarrow?

In cooperation with our community partners, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and VCU Libraries, we are hosting two exhibits of botanical art by regional artists this fall.


Farewell, Alan!

This week we wish a very fond farewell to Alan Delbridge, our Volunteer Coordinator. As Alan takes on his new role at The Community Foundation, we cannot thank him enough for sharing his amazing talents with us! During his time at Enrichmond, Alan professionalized the volunteering process, nurtured and formalized strong relationships with key institutional…


Social Media Update & Address Change

We have changed our physical address and mailing address: Our office is located at 1500 East Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219, upstairs in the Seaboard building.Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 25609, Richmond, VA 23260 17th Street social media update: As of July 1, 2019, the City of Richmond Dept. of Parks and Recreation has…

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What effect did Newton Ancarrow have?

He was an important environmental activist and advocate, and it is believed he spurred the cleanup of the James.


Evergreen Cemetery Awarded UNESCO Designation

RICHMOND, Va. (June 3, 2019) — Neglected, overgrown, and tucked away deep in the woods of the East End of Richmond surrounded by two landfills, Historic Evergreen Cemetery was easy to miss. That is destined to change now that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded this sacred site official designation…


Were These Just Pretty Pictures?

Ancarrow eventually took 35,000 slides of wildflowers, 350 of which were generously digitized and are available on the Ancarrow Wildflower Digital Archives, thanks to an agreement between VCU Libraries and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

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