Latest Enrichmond News

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Welcome, New Partners: Innovate Fulton, Jefferson Ave Community Garden, and 18 Kings Theatre Group!

We are pleased to welcome three of our newest Partner groups to the Enrichmond Foundation, Innovate Fulton, Jefferson Ave Community Garden, and 18 Kings Theatre Group.

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Enrichmond and Virginia Outdoors Foundation Awarded 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

We are proud to announce the 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in Land Conservation-Silver was awarded today to Enrichmond and Virginia Outdoors Foundation. This award recognizes our partnership in a community-based approach to preserving cultural and natural assets of one of the nations largest and most significant African-American cemeteries and sacred places- Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries.

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Public Notice: Comments Open on Relocation of Remains Found Near Evergreen and East End Cemetery

Please review and download the public notice to learn how to comment on the reinterment of human remains found near Evergreen and East End Cemetery on July 20, 2020.

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Bellemeade Park – An Outdoor Learning Campus

Volunteer Diane Moxley reports on the rain garden installation project as well as other happenings at Bellemeade Park in Richmond, VA.

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Build a Pollinator Garden and the Bees & Butterflies Will Come

The Friends of Chimborazo Playground, located in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, VA are working with the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities to build a pollinator garden at the playground.

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NAEVA Geophysics to Conduct GPR Scanning at Historic Cemeteries

Enrichmond staff contacted NAEVA Geophysics to conduct GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) scanning at East End, Evergreen, and Paupers Cemeteries using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology. GPR is a nondestructive method of imaging the subsurface of the ground using radar pulses. Our partnership with NAEVA marks the beginning of a scientific investigation of the subsurfaces of areas in the cemeteries not previously tested or probed.

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Resilience in Action: Friends of Battery Park

In 2009, tragedy gave birth to new growth. The park’s Grand Reopening celebration in June came out of a collaboration between Parks and Rec, Battery Park Civic Association and Friends of Battery Park, the group explains. The signs of new growth are still visible — seven trees planted in 2009 decorate the Battery Park landscape even today.

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Welcome New VISTA Member, Allyson Flinn!

The Enrichmond Foundation would like to welcome Allyson Flinn, Enrichmond Grants Coordinator VISTA.

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June Remote Volunteer Highlight: Jiabi Chen

We’re highlighting the stories of some of our volunteers for East End and Evergreen Cemeteries who are working remotely while COVID-19 limits on-site volunteer activities at the cemeteries.

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May Remote Volunteer Highlight: Lee Ann Timreck

We’re highlighting the stories of some of our volunteers for East End and Evergreen Cemeteries who are working remotely while COVID-19 limits on-site volunteer activities at the cemeteries.

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Veteran Spotlight: J. Maurice Hopkins, ExPRT member

J. Maurice Hopkins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Vietnam War. He shared with us his story of service and, more recently, the final Honor Flight to recognize WWII veterans, to which Korean and Vietnam War veterans were also invited to attend. He is a member of the ExPRT advisory team for Historic Evergreen Cemetery.

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Veteran Spotlight: Alexander “Al” Smith, ExPRT member

Today we are sharing Mr. Alexander “Al” Smith’s story of his service in the U.S. Army as well as the Virginia National Guard. He is a member of the advisory ExPRT team for Historic Evergreen Cemetery and frequently volunteers the services of his tractor to help with work onsite. Thank you to Al and all veterans for your service!

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