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Shiver in the River 2020 - Event Set Up

Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! Individuals and groups will clean up litter and recyclables in the Tredegar and surrounding areas, walk or run in a 5k, and leap in the chilly James River. Help is needed to make sure all signs are up, tables and chairs are set, supplies are at tables as needed, boxes are unloaded etc. the morning of the event. Ideal for students. No heavy lifting. www.shiverintheriver.com

Shiver in the River 2020 - General Event Day Help

Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! Individuals and groups will clean up litter and recyclables in the Tredegar and surrounding areas, walk or run in a 5k, and leap in the chilly James River. Volunteers needed for volunteer sign-in, run information table, bag check, water/soda station. Duties includes giving volunteers drink tickets, nametags, assign tasks and provide directions of where volunteers should be and what they should be doing. In addition, volunteers are needed to provide information to event attendees (direct attendees where the race starts, where the jump is, bathrooms) and other tasks as assigned. www.shiverintheriver.com

Shiver in the River 2020 - Registration and Check In

Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! Individuals and groups will clean up litter and recyclables in the Tredegar and surrounding areas, walk or run in a 5k, and leap in the chilly James River. Volunteers needed for event/participant check-in. Must like interacting with people and working at a fast pace. Duties includes registration, moving items to and from tables, accepting tickets and forms, and other tasks as assign. www.shiverintheriver.com

Shiver in the River 2020 - Clean Up Leaders

Shiver in the River is the coolest winter festival in RVA! Individuals and groups will clean up litter and recyclables in the Tredegar and surrounding areas, walk or run in a 5k, and leap in the chilly James River. If you hate litter and are familiar with Tredegar and surrounding areas of Richmond, we need your help! Leaders are needed to accompany small groups of cleanup volunteers at our annual Shiver in the River Community Cleanup. Must be willing to assist with picking up litter and recyclables. Leaders will be assigned routes or areas to clean. www.shiverintheriver.com

Forest Hill Park Habitat Restoration

Join park staff as we tackle removing invasive plants from Forest Hill Park. We will be focusing on removing English Ivy, Privet and other invasive plants. Be a part of this initiative to help restore Forest Hill Parks natural habitat and tree canopy! Volunteers will be using small hand tools such as loppers and hand saws. All tools and gloves will be provided by park staff . Please feel free to bring your favorite tool and pair of gloves from home. Please bring water and a snack, wear closed toe shoes and dress comfortably for the weather. We will be outside the entirety of the project. We look forward to working with you! Please read link below to learn more about invasive species in our area: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/invspinfo

Invasive Non-native Plant Removal

We will pull up invasive plants such as English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and privet. These invasive plants compete with our native plants for moisture, sunlight and nutrients. Our native birds, insects and animals depend on native plants for food and shelter and it is vital that the natives grow and thrive. Bring gloves, water and hand clippers if you have them.